Goya: The Tapestry Cartoons and Court Life
Janis A. Tomlinson
Francisco Goya:The Tapestry Cartoons and Early Career at the Court of Madrid
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
For the first 17 years of Goya's Court life, starting in 1775, his chief income was derived from the designs he submitted for tapestries.
Tomlinson's study shows how this groundwork went on to influence the more famous paintings of his maturity.