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

Los Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War) : Plate 48.  Cruel Lástima! (Cruel Tale Of Woe!) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 48. Cruel Lástima! (Cruel Tale Of Woe!)

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 168
Size: 6-1/8 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 47144
Price: $475.00

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 Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War) : Plate 56.  Al Cementerio (To The Cemetary) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 56. Al Cementerio (To The Cemetary)

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 176
Size: 6-1/8 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 47151
Price: $600.00

Los Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War) : Plate 60.  No Hay Quien Los Socorra (There Is No One To Help Them) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 60. No Hay Quien Los Socorra (There Is No One To Help Them)

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 180
Size: 6 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 47155
Price: $475.00

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.

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