1781. Pen, Ferrogalic ink on verjured paper, 207 x 151 mm. Un exposed

Letter from Francisco de Goya to Martín Zapater (1746-1803), his childhood friend in Zaragoza, with joque expressions of friendship and desire for encounter; allusions to the shared reputation for hunting; state commissioning a Marian-themed painting by Zapater, and continuity of the reference to painting for San Francisco the Great.