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.