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 1. Pesa Mas Que Un Burro Muerto (Heavier than a Dead Donkey) /  Disparate Femenino (Feminine Folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 1. Pesa Mas Que Un Burro Muerto (Heavier than a Dead Donkey) / Disparate Femenino (Feminine Folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, aquatint, drypoint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 248
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48115
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Los Proverbios : Plate 2. Por Temor No Pierdas Honor (Do not Lose Honour Through Fear) / Disparate De Miedo (Folly of Fear) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 2. Por Temor No Pierdas Honor (Do not Lose Honour Through Fear) / Disparate De Miedo (Folly of Fear)

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 249
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48116
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Los Proverbios : Plate 3. Andarse Por Las Ramas (To go amongst the branches, i.e. to talk through one

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 3. Andarse Por Las Ramas (To go amongst the branches, i.e. to talk through one's hat) / Disparate Ridiculo (Ridiculous Folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 250
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48117
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Los Proverbios : Plate 4. Tras El Vicio Viene El Fornicio (After Vice comes Fornication) / Bobalicon (Simpleton) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 4. Tras El Vicio Viene El Fornicio (After Vice comes Fornication) / Bobalicon (Simpleton)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint, burin and drypoint(?)
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 251
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48118
Price: $1800.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 5. Reniego Al Amigo Que Cubre Con Las Alas Y Muerde Con El Pico (Renounce the friend who covers you with his wings and bites you with his beak) / Disparate Volante (Flying Folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 5. Reniego Al Amigo Que Cubre Con Las Alas Y Muerde Con El Pico (Renounce the friend who covers you with his wings and bites you with his beak) / Disparate Volante (Flying 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 252
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48119
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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 7. La Que Mal Marida Nunca Le Falta Que Diga (She who is ill wed never misses a chance to say no) / Disparate Desordenado (Disorderly Folly) / Disparate Matrimonial (Matrimonial Folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 7. La Que Mal Marida Nunca Le Falta Que Diga (She who is ill wed never misses a chance to say no) / Disparate Desordenado (Disorderly Folly) / Disparate Matrimonial (Matrimonial Folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 254
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48121
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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 13. Donde Hay Ganas Hay Mana (Where there

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 13. Donde Hay Ganas Hay Mana (Where there's a will there's a way) / Modo De Volar (A way of flying)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint(?)
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 260
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48127
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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 17. El Que No Te Ama, Burlando Te Difama (He who does not like thee will defame thee in jest) / La Lealtad (Loyalty) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 17. El Que No Te Ama, Burlando Te Difama (He who does not like thee will defame thee in jest) / La Lealtad (Loyalty)

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 264
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48131
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

Los Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War) : Plate 69.  Nada. Ello Dirà. (Nothing.  The Event Will Tell) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746–1828)

Plate 69. Nada. Ello Dirà. (Nothing. The Event Will Tell)

Series: Los Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War)
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis, drypoint and burin
Year: Date of Plate 1810-1820. This impression 1892.
Edition : Second edition; 100 printed
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 189
Size: 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches
Condition: Tear in the top margin slightly into the printed area. Very faint mat burn.
Stock Number: 48112
Price: $600.00

Los Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War) : Plate 53.  Espiró Sin Remedio (There Was Nothing To Be Done And He Died) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 53. Espiró Sin Remedio (There Was Nothing To Be Done And He Died)

Series: Los Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War)
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of Plate: 1810-1820. This impression: 1906
Edition : Fourth Edition
Printer: Calcografía
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 173
Size: 6-1/8 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 47148
Price: $475.00

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
Price: $650.00

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.
Stock Number: 47734c
Price: $625.00

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
Price: $785.00

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
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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
Price: $600.00

Los Caprichos : Plate 2.  El Si Pronuncian Y La Mano Alargan Al Primero Que Llega (They Say Yes And Give Their Hand To The First Comer) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746–1828)

Plate 2. El Si Pronuncian Y La Mano Alargan Al Primero Que Llega (They Say Yes And Give Their Hand To The First Comer)

Series: Los Caprichos (The Caprices)
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint on wove paper
Year: Date of Plate 1799. This impression approx. 1878.
Edition : Fourth (or later)
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia, Madrid
References: Harris 37
Size: 8-3/8 x 5-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48074c
Price: $650.00

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
Stock Number: 24285
Price: $1200.00