1784. Pen, Brown ink on verjured paper, 208 x 150 mm. Un exposed

Letter from Francisco de Goya to Martín Zapater (1746-1803), his childhood friend in Zaragoza, with information about his new stay in the premises of infante Luis de Borbón in Arenas de San Pedro; commentary on the hunting of partridges on the infant's property; alluding to King Charles III's desire to celebrate in San Francisco the Great the act of receiving new knights of military orders; application of the painters hired in San Francisco to give the final tweaks to their respective paintings; presence of Francisco Bayeu in Toledo, where he kept the frescoes of the cathedral cloister; remuneration for the paintings made for the infante Don Luis and description of the four canvases commissioned by the Council of Orders; news of Josefa Bayeu's pregnancy and her trip to Arenas in the company of the painter, and the return of Goya's mother to Zaragoza after a brief stay in Madrid.