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Blind Man's Buff

La gallina ciega ("Blind man's bluff") is a painting by Francisco de Goya, painted in 1788 as part of the sixth series of tapestry cartoons for the Prince of Asturias' bedroom of the infantes at the Palacio del Pardo. All the paintings in the sixth series were intended for the Prince of Asturias' bedroom of the infantes, i.e. the man who was to become Charles IV and his wife Maria Luisa of Parma, in the Palacio del Pardo. The picture was painted in the spring of 1788. It was considered lost until 1869, when it was discovered in the basement of the Royal Palace in Madrid by Gregorio Cruzada Villaamil, and was returned to the Prado Museum in 1870 under the orders of 19 January and 9 February 1870, where it is on display in Room 93. The painting was first mentioned in the Museo del Prado catalogue in 1876. The series consisted of La Gallina ciega, La Pradera de San Isidro, La Ermita de San Isidro and Merienda campestre. The Blind Hen is the only one to have been transposed onto tapestry, as the death of King Charles III at the end of 1788 interrupted production at the Royal Tapestry Factory. The painting depicts young people playing the popular pastime known as "La gallina ciega" (literally, "the blind hen"), a game equivalent to blind man's bluff. The blindfolded character holds up a spoon to touch one of the others dancing in a circle around him. The young men are dressed in majos and majas, the garb of the humble strata of Spanish society in which the aristocrats (like those [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the romanticism style.


« Blind Man's Buff » is kept at Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.


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