Available works by: Francisco Goya  Spanish (1746 - 1828)  

Alongside Rembrandt and Dürer, Goya stands as one of greatest historical printmakers known today.  His subjects range from Biblical depictions, to the bloody, but much loved sport of bull fighting.  He is best known, however, for his satirical and social commentary in biting series such as The Disasters of War and Caprices.  Ever a keen observer of his own time, Goya nonetheless succeeded in creating imagery of the human condition that speaks to generations of viewers even to this day.

Los Proverbios

Los Proverbios (The Proverbs), also known as Los Disparates (The Follies), is an enigmatic portfolio of eighteen prints and the last major series to be etched by Goya. The compositions are complex, dark, and dream-like and so have inspired many interpretations including political commentary, traditional proverbs and the Spanish carnival.  Davidson Galleries will be exhibiting the full set of 18 works from the Proverbios series as well as selections from The Disasters of War and Los Caprichos from October 5th - 28th, 2017.

Los ProverbiosLos Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War)Los CaprichosLa Tauromaquia

Los Proverbios : Plate 6. Hizonos Dios Y Maravillamos Nos (It is amazing - and we were made by God) / Disparate Furioso (Furious Folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 6. Hizonos Dios Y Maravillamos Nos (It is amazing - and we were made by God) / Disparate Furioso (Furious Folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and burnished aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 253
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48120
Price: $1800.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 8. So El Sayal, Hay Al (There is something beneath the sackcloth, i.e. you can

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 8. So El Sayal, Hay Al (There is something beneath the sackcloth, i.e. you can't judge a man by his clothes) / Los Ensacados (The men in sacks)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and burnished aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 255
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48122
Price: $1500.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 9. Unas De Gato Y Habito De Beato (The claws of a cat and the dress of a devotee - similar to Vice is often closed in Virtue

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 9. Unas De Gato Y Habito De Beato (The claws of a cat and the dress of a devotee - similar to Vice is often closed in Virtue's habit) / Disparate General (General folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and burnished aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 256
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48123
Price: $1500.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 10. La Mujer Y El Potro, Que Los Dome Otro (A woman and a horse, let someone else master them) / El Caballo Raptor (The horse-abductor) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 10. La Mujer Y El Potro, Que Los Dome Otro (A woman and a horse, let someone else master them) / El Caballo Raptor (The horse-abductor)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 257
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48124
Price: $1800.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 11. Two Heads Are Better Than One / Disparate Pobre (Poor folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 11. Two Heads Are Better Than One / Disparate Pobre (Poor folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint and burin
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 258
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48125
Price: $1600.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 12. Si Marina Baylo, Tome Lo Que Hallo (If Marion will dance, then she has to take the consequences) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 12. Si Marina Baylo, Tome Lo Que Hallo (If Marion will dance, then she has to take the consequences)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 259
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48126
Price: $1600.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 14. Alegrias Antruejo, Que Manana Seras Ceniza (Rejoice, carnival, for tomorrow thou will be ashes) / Disparate De Carnabal (Carnival folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 14. Alegrias Antruejo, Que Manana Seras Ceniza (Rejoice, carnival, for tomorrow thou will be ashes) / Disparate De Carnabal (Carnival folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 261
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48128
Price: $1800.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 15. Sin Recomendarse A Dios Ni Al Diablo (Without commending himself either to God or the devil) / Disparate Claro (Clear folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 15. Sin Recomendarse A Dios Ni Al Diablo (Without commending himself either to God or the devil) / Disparate Claro (Clear folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and lavis
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 262
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48129
Price: $1500.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 16. Sanan Cuchilladas Mas No Malas Palabras (Wounds heal quicker than hasty words) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 16. Sanan Cuchilladas Mas No Malas Palabras (Wounds heal quicker than hasty words)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and burnished aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 263
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48130
Price: $1500.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 18. Dios Los Cria Y Ellos Se Juntan (God creates them and they join up together) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 18. Dios Los Cria Y Ellos Se Juntan (God creates them and they join up together)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and burin
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 265
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48132
Price: $1500.00

Los Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War)

Executed between 1810 and 1820, Goya's Los Desastres de la Guerra (Disasters of War) was inspired by scenes the artist witnessed during the Peninsular War against Napoleon Bonaparte that waged from 1808 to 1814.  In a time before photo-journalism, Goya created a necessary and unflinching documentation of the ravages of war and it's power to dehumanize everyone involved.

Los ProverbiosLos Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War)Los CaprichosLa Tauromaquia

Francisco Goya : Plate 17. Bien Tirada Está (It is nicely stretched) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya (1746 - 1828)

Plate 17. Bien Tirada Está (It is nicely stretched)

Series: Los Caprichos
Medium: Etching and aquatint. Laid paper with Guarro watermark
Size: 8 1/4 x 6 inches
Price: $950.00

Los Caprichos

Los Caprichos are the earliest of Goya's large series of engravings and invite imaginative interpretations from viewers even today.  Attemps have been made to discover the specific meanings of the compositions since their first publication in 1799.  Even though a disclaimer released at this same time claimed no specific indivduals were alluded to, the generally accepted view has been that they were inf act closely connected with particular people and institutions of the day and were bold, satirical caricatures directed against the Church, the Inquisition, the Government, and the Royal Family.

-Paraphrased from the catalog rainonné compiled by Tomás Harris.

Los ProverbiosLos Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War)Los CaprichosLa Tauromaquia

Los Caprichos : Plate 80. Ya Es Hora (It Is Time) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 80. Ya Es Hora (It Is Time)

Series: Los Caprichos
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of Impression 1881-1886. Date of Plate 1799.
Edition : Fifth; 210 printed
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia, Madrid
References: Harris 115
Size: 8-5/8 x 6 inches
Stock Number: 45101
SOLD

Los Caprichos : Plate 29. Esto Si Que Es Leer (That Certainly Is Being Able To Read) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746–1828)

Plate 29. Esto Si Que Es Leer (That Certainly Is Being Able To Read)

Series: Los Caprichos
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint on a thin, smooth wove paper
Year: Date of Plate 1799. This Impression 1905-1907.
Edition : Eighth edition. 180 printed
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 64
Size: 8-5/8 x 5-3/4 inches
Description: Goya's commentary: They are combing his hair, they are putting on his shoes, he is sleeping and he is studying. No One shall say that he is not making the most of his time.
Condition: Identified as 8th ed. because of the paper - it is the only edition to have smooth, thin wove paper. The paper size does not match, but it appears to have been trimmed.
Stock Number: 47734c
SOLD

Los Caprichos : Plate 7. Ni Asi La Distingue (Even Thus He Cannot Make Her Out) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746–1828)

Plate 7. Ni Asi La Distingue (Even Thus He Cannot Make Her Out)

Series: Los Caprichos
Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint
Year: Date of Plate 1799. This Impression 1881-1886.
Edition : Fifth edition. 210 printed
Printer: Calcografía
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 42
Size: 7-3/4 x 5-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 47869c
SOLD

Los Caprichos : Plate 9. Tantalo (Tantalus) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746-1828)

Plate 9. Tantalo (Tantalus)

Series: Los Caprichos (The Caprices)
Medium: Etching and burnished aquatint
Year: Date of Impression 1881-1886. Date of Plate 1799.
Edition : Fifth
Printer: Calcografía
Publisher: Real Academia
Size: 8-5/8 x 6 inches
Stock Number: 46230
SOLD

Los Caprichos : Plate 52. Lo Que Puede Un Sastre! (What A Tailor Can Do!) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746–1828)

Plate 52. Lo Que Puede Un Sastre! (What A Tailor Can Do!)

Series: Los Caprichos (The Caprices)
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint and burin on wove paper
Year: Date of Plate 1799. This impression 1890-1900.
Edition : Sixth edition; deluxe set. 230 impressions printed
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia, Madrid
References: Harris 87
Size: 8-3/8 x 5-7/8 inches
Condition: Tape residue verso, shows through to the front. Sheet folded at bottom margin.
Stock Number: 48073c
SOLD

Los Caprichos : Plate 2. El sí pronuncian y la mano alargan al primero que llega (They say yes and give their hand to the first one who comes) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746)

Plate 2. El sí pronuncian y la mano alargan al primero que llega (They say yes and give their hand to the first one who comes)

Series: Los Caprichos
After: 1828
Medium: Etching & Aquatint
Year: 1799
Edition : (most likely) First edition
Size: 8 1/2 x 6 inches (plate) 12 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 48275
Price: $2500.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 33. Al Conde Palatino (To the Count Palatine) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746)

Plate 33. Al Conde Palatino (To the Count Palatine)

Series: Los Caprichos
After: 1828
Medium: Etching & Aquatint
Size: 8 1/2 x 6 inches (plate) 12 x 7 5/8 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 48274
Price: $2200.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 1. Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Pintor at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746)

Plate 1. Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Pintor

Series: Los Caprichos
After: 1828
Medium: Etching & Aquatint
Edition : Fourth edition or later
Size: 8 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches (plate) 12 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 48265
Price: $800.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 57. La Filiacion (The Filiation) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746)

Plate 57. La Filiacion (The Filiation)

Series: Los Caprichos
After: 1828
Medium: Etching & Aquatint
Year: 1918-1928
Edition : 10th edition
Size: 8 1/2 x 6 inches (plate) 11 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 48266
Price: $900.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 21. ¡Qual Ca descañonan! (How they pluck her!) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746)

Plate 21. ¡Qual Ca descañonan! (How they pluck her!)

Series: Los Caprichos
After: 1828
Medium: Etching & Aquatint
Edition : Third edition
Size: 8 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches (plate) 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (sheet trimmed)
Stock Number: 48267
Price: $1200.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 47. Obsequio á el maestra (A gift for the master) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746)

Plate 47. Obsequio á el maestra (A gift for the master)

Series: Los Caprichos
After: 1828
Medium: Etching & Aquatint
Edition : Third edition
Size: 8 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches (plate)
Stock Number: 48268
Price: $1500.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 63. ¡Miren que grabes! (Look how solemn they are!) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746)

Plate 63. ¡Miren que grabes! (Look how solemn they are!)

Series: Los Caprichos
After: 1828
Medium: Etching & Aquatint
Edition : Third edition
Size: 8 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches (plate) 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 48269
Price: $800.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 51. Se repulen (They spruce themselves up) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746)

Plate 51. Se repulen (They spruce themselves up)

Series: Los Caprichos
After: 1828
Medium: Etching & Aquatint
Edition : Third edition
Size: 8 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches (plate) 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 48270
Price: $950.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 41. Ni mas ni menos (Neither more nor less) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746)

Plate 41. Ni mas ni menos (Neither more nor less)

Series: Los Caprichos
After: 1828
Medium: Etching & Aquatint
Edition : Third edition
Size: 7 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches (plate) 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 48271
Price: $900.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 5. Tal para qual (Two of a Kind) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 5. Tal para qual (Two of a Kind)

Series: Los Caprichos
Medium: Etching, aquatint, drypoint
Size: 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 50474c
Price: $785.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 75. No hay quien nos desate? (Can

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746)

Plate 75. No hay quien nos desate? (Can't anyone untie us?)

Series: Los Caprichos
After: 1828
Medium: Etching & Aquatint & Burin
Edition : 5th edition or later
Size: 8 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches (plate) 13 x 9 5/8 inches (sheet)
Stock Number: 48272
Price: $850.00

La Tauromaquia

This series of etchings illustrating the art of bullfighting was first published by Goya in 1816 and were a testament to Goya's love and understanding of this most Spanish spectacle.  The compositions begin with depictions of the origins and history of bullfighting and move chronologically through up to Goya's contemporaries.

-Paraphrased from the catalog rainonné compiled by Tomás Harris.

 

Los ProverbiosLos Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War)Los CaprichosLa Tauromaquia

La Tauromaquia : Otro Modo de Cazar a Pie (Another way of hunting on foot) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746-1828)

Otro Modo de Cazar a Pie (Another way of hunting on foot)

Series: La Tauromaquia, Plate 2
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of plate: 1816. Date of impression: 1855
Edition : 2nd
References: Harris 205
Size: 8 x 12-1/8 inches
Condition: printer's crease at top center of subject
SOLD