GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco de
(b. 1746, Fuendetodos, d. 1828, Bordeaux)
The Quail Shoot1775
Oil on canvas, 290 x 226 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
The commission to design tapestries for the royal palaces enabled Goya to move to the capital, Madrid. The first series of tapestry cartoons shows hunting scenes, tailored to the interests of the heir to the throne, the later Charles IV.