Goya’s witches : Research puts them in the right order

Research puts Goya’s witches in right order. "Feat in forensics” finally establishes correct sequence of artist's private album

All known drawings from Francisco de Goya’s “Witches and Old Women” album are being presented in their original sequence, thanks to extensive technical research undertaken by conservators, curators and art historians. An exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery in London (until 25 May) marks the first time that all 22 ink drawings, which include depictions of elderly women fighting, witches carrying babies on their backs and pensioners dancing, have been shown together since their sale and dispersal in Paris in 1877.

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