Los Caprichos

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Francisco Goya

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 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
Price: $600.00

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
Size: 7-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches
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: $650.00