"The Straw Manikin" notebook
Plain paper. 15 x 21 cm (0.6 cm spine). 40 sheets (80 pages).
Goya depicted popular customs in numerous tapestry cartoons, such as in The Straw Manikin (1791-1792), reproduced on the cover of this notebook, in which four majas play at blanket-tossing, a game that was a rite of farewell to bachelorhood and which, in this painting, symbolises the power of women over men.