Attack on a Woman, Francisco de Goya;   ?
Francisco de Goya
Attack on a Woman
Back to top
Related works

Francisco de Goya ?

Attack on a Woman, 1810 – 1812

31.2 x 40.0 x min. 0.3 cm
maximum depth
0.5 cm
Physical Description
Pine wood
Inventory Number
Acquired in 1941
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Attack on a Woman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Pine wood
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet unten links in weißer Farbe: X 9.

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1941

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif
Associated Source
  • Goya, Francisco de: Los desastres de la guerra (Die Schrecken des Krieges), 82 Radierungen, 1810-1814, erschienen unter dem Titel "Fatales consequencias de la sangriente guerra en Espana con Buonaparte" (Verhängnisvolle Folgen von Spaniens blutigem Krieg gegen Bonaparte), Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau


  • 54AA4 Vehemence, Violence, Fierceness; 'Sforza con Inganno', 'Violenza' (Ripa)
  • 44G51 crime
  • 46C5134 traveller(s) attacked by robber(s)
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 31A231 standing figure
  • 31A234 squatting, crouching figure
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31AA236 lying figure - AA - female human figure
  • 31D112 child
  • 33C491 the victim ~ rape, violation

Research and Discussion


Object History
[Nachlass Goya, 1828]
Sammlung Laffite, Madrid
Verst. Drouout, 7. März 1861
Marqués de Villatoya, Madrid
verkauft an Julius Böhler, München, November 1910
verkauft an James Loeb (1867-1933), München, September 1911
[Nachlass James Loeb, 1933]
Galerie am Lenbachplatz (Friedrich Zinckgraf), München
in Kommission an Julius Böhler, München, Oktober 1940
hälftiges Eigentum Julius Böhler, München und Galerie am Lenbachplatz (Friedrich Zinckgraf), München, 21. März 1941
durch Tausch mit den Gemälden Ferdinand Bol (Art des), Der Philosoph am Studiertisch (Inv. 1402, erworben 1906) und Wilhelm Trübner, Schreiner in seiner Werkstatt (Inv. 1937, erworben 1938) an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 3. Juli 1942.


Since 2001, the Städel Museum has systematically been researching the provenance of all objects that were acquired during the National Socialist period, or that changed owners or could have changed owners during those years. The basis for this research is the “Washington Declaration”, also known as the “Washington Conference Principles”, formulated at the 1998 “Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets” and the subsequent “Joint Declaration”.

The provenance information is based on the sources researched at the time they were published digitally. However, this information can change at any time when new sources are discovered. Provenance research is therefore a continuous process and one that is updated at regular intervals.

Ideally, the provenance information documents an object’s origins from the time it was created until the date when it found its way into the collection. It contains the following details, provided they are known:

  • the type of acquisition and/or the way the object changed hands
  • the owner's name and place of residence
  • the date on which it changed hands

The successive ownership records are separated from each other by a semicolon.

Gaps in the record of a provenance are indicated by the placeholder “…”. Unsupported information is listed in square brackets.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the museum at .

More to discover


Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?

Last update