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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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