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 is beleived to be the last series that Goya created.  The artist did not put titles directly into the images, as he had with his other series, so it was up to the Academy, which published the plates posthumously, to identify the plate as illustrations of specifi sayings, proverbs or fables.  It should be noted that Goya very likely twisted the compositions, by giving them specific social, religious or political significance, which would make them even more difficult to recognize.

-Paraphrased from the catalog rainonné compiled by Tomás Harris.

Los ProverbiosLos CaprichosLa Tauromaquia

Los Proverbios : Disparate Ridiculo (Ridiculous Folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Disparate Ridiculo (Ridiculous Folly)

Series: Los Proverbios, plate 3
Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint on laid paper
Year: 1904
Edition : 5th; recorded as a small edition
Printer: The Calcografía
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 250 Proverb equates to "To go amongst the branches," or "To talk through one's hat."
Size: 8 3/8 x 12 7/8 inches
Condition: Morato water mark
Stock Number: 45755
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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 CaprichosLa Tauromaquia

Los Caprichos : Que Se La Llevaron! (They carried her off!) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Que Se La Llevaron! (They carried her off!)

Series: Plate 8 for Los Caprichos
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of Impression 1918-1928. Date of Plate 1799.
Edition : 10th, edition size: 170
Publisher: Calcografia
References: Harris 43
Size: 8 5/8 x 6 inches
Description: Goya's commentary: The woman who cannot take car of herself belongs to the first who seizes her, and when the mischief is done, people are surprised that she has been carried off.
Stock Number: 42471c
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Los Caprichos : Estan Calientes (They are hot) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Estan Calientes (They are hot)

Series: Plate 13 for Los Caprichos
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of Impression 1918-1928. Date of Plate 1799.
Edition : 10th, edition size: 170
References: Harris 48
Description: Goya's commentary: They are in such a hurry to gobble it down that they swallow it boiling hot. Even in pleasure, temperance and moderation are necessary.
Stock Number: 42472c
Price: $650

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 CaprichosLa Tauromaquia

La Tauromaquia : Dos Grupos de Picadores Arrollados de Seguida por un Solo Toro at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746-1828)

Dos Grupos de Picadores Arrollados de Seguida por un Solo Toro

Series: La Tauromaquia, Plate 32
Medium: Etching and aquatnint
Year: Date of plate: 1816. Date of impression: 1855
Edition : 2nd
References: Harris 235
Size: 8 x 12-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 24293
Price: $1200

La Tauromaquia : Palenque de los Moros Hecho con Burros Para Defenderse del Toro Embolado (The Moors use donkeys as a barrier to defend themselves against the bull whose horns have tipped with balls) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746-1828)

Palenque de los Moros Hecho con Burros Para Defenderse del Toro Embolado (The Moors use donkeys as a barrier to defend themselves against the bull whose horns have tipped with balls)

Series: La Tauromaquia Plate 17
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of plate: 1816. Date of impression: 1855
Edition : 2nd
References: Harris 220
Size: 8 x 12-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 24290
Price: $1200

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

La Tauromaquia : Capean Otro Encerrado (They play another with the cape in an enclosure) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746-1828)

Capean Otro Encerrado (They play another with the cape in an enclosure)

Series: La Tauromaquia, plate 4
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of plate: 1816. Date of impression: 1855
Edition : 2nd
References: Harris 207
Size: 8 x 12-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 24287
Price: $1200

La Tauromaquia : Cogida de un Moro Estando en la Plaza (A Moor caught by the bull in the ring) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746-1828)

Cogida de un Moro Estando en la Plaza (A Moor caught by the bull in the ring)

Series: La Tauromaquia, Plate 8
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of plate: 1816. Date of impression: 1855
Edition : 2nd
References: Harris 211
Size: 8 x 12-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 24288
Price: $1200