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
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