1790. Pen, Ferrobolic ink on verjured paper, 216 x 149 mm. Un exposed

Letter from Francisco de Goya to Martín Zapater (1746-1803), his childhood friend in Zaragoza, with mention of the goodness of Zapater's portrait and comparison with that made to Goicoechea. Insistent on the invitation to the friend to travel to Madrid and be welcomed into his home. Dilation in joining work because of the convalescence of his illness. Controversy over the continuity of continuing to paint cartons for the Santa Barbara Tapestry Factory on the orders of Mariano Salvador Maella, and allusion to Pedro Arascot, lawyer of the Royal Audience of Aragon, friend of Goya. Cryptic farewell in erotic-sexual key.