Los Proverbios

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Francisco Goya

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 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