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Francisco José Goya y Lucientes
(Fuendetodos, 1746 - Bordeaux, 1828)

GOYA. Hilan delgado.

EUR 400,00
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Description

Francisco José Goya y Lucientes
(Fuendetodos, 1746 - Bordeaux, 1828)

GOYA. Hilan delgado.
 

Aquatint and Drypoint, mm. 215x150, margins; numbered in the upper right corner 44.

State V/12. From the suite Los Caprichos. Edition 1881-1886. Fine specimen.


Condition Report

Wonderful plate, the number 44 of the series ‘Los Caprichos’. Los Caprichos represent the most famous series of engravings of the Spanish master: 80 large size plates, etchings and aquatints, realized in 1799. The main theme is the description of the evils of the world, from deceits to prejudices, to the lies of the Spanish society of the years in which Goya himself lived, in a heated controversy towards the clergy and nobility. At the time of their publication the drawings made a lot of noise, precisely because they recognized numerous notables of the time. So much was the clamor that even the Holy Inquisition had to intervene, to avoid the publication of those prints considered too excessive and blasphemous. It was probably this that led to the limited success of the Series, so much so that the painter was forced to resell the entire first issue to King Charles IV, in exchange for a scholarship for his son Javier. The success of the series increased with the second edition of 1855, to become one of the most important and celebrated graphic works of art history. 

Bibliography

Harris 79.


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