1786. Pen, Brown ink on verjured paper, 212 x 151 mm. Un exposed

Letter from Francisco de Goya to Martín Zapater (1746-1803), his childhood friend in Zaragoza, with apologies for the delay in writing; commitment to direct and correct the exercises of the Academy's students for two consecutive months (the current month, corresponding to Francisco Bayeu, by indisposition of his brother-in-law); insinuation of the excessive work generated by official commissions and gratitude for offering twelve tablets of nougat.