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Famous Giant Not by Goya


by Jerome Weeks 27 Jun 2008

El Coloso, the famous painting of a naked giant striding past a caravan of terrified people — supposedly an allegory of the brutal Napoleonic war in Spain — is not by Francesco de Goya, a Prado museum specialist says. After some 20 years of study, the Prado’s senior Goya specialist determined the painting was by […]

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El Coloso, the famous painting of a naked giant striding past a caravan of terrified people — supposedly an allegory of the brutal Napoleonic war in Spain — is not by Francesco de Goya, a Prado museum specialist says. After some 20 years of study, the Prado’s senior Goya specialist determined the painting was by one of his pupils — presenting a problem for the Madrid museum, where the painting has held pride of place and where a blockbuster Goya retrospective opened in April

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  • The obvious follow up is this – are the other ‘Black Paintings” by his student too?