Francisco Goya: Los Proverbios

and other works from the Disasters and Los Caprichos

October 5th - 28th, 2017

First Thursday Opening Reception: October 5th, 2017, 6-8pm.

Alongside Rembrandt and Dürer, Goya stands as one of greatest historical printmakers known today.  His subjects range from Biblical depictions, to the bloody, but much loved sport of bull fighting.  He is best known, however, for his satirical and social commentary in biting series such as The Disasters of War, Los Caprichos and Los Proverbios.  Ever a keen observer of his own time, Goya nonetheless succeeded in creating imagery of the human condition that speaks to generations of viewers even to this day.

Los Proverbios (The Proverbs), also known as Los Disparates (The Follies),  is an enigmatic portfolio of eighteen prints and the last major series to be etched by Goya. The compositions are complex, dark, and dream-like and so have inspired many interpretations including political commentary, traditional proverbs and the Spanish carnival.  Davidson Galleries will be exhibiting the full set of 18 works from the Proverbios series as well as a few selections from The Disasters of War and Los Caprichos.  

For a complete list of available Goya works, please click here.

Contact Shayla Alarie at shayla@davidsongalleries.com with any questions.

Los Proverbios : Plate 1. Pesa Mas Que Un Burro Muerto (Heavier than a Dead Donkey) /  Disparate Femenino (Feminine Folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 1. Pesa Mas Que Un Burro Muerto (Heavier than a Dead Donkey) / Disparate Femenino (Feminine Folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, aquatint, drypoint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 248
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48115
Price: $1600.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 2. Por Temor No Pierdas Honor (Do not Lose Honour Through Fear) / Disparate De Miedo (Folly of Fear) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 2. Por Temor No Pierdas Honor (Do not Lose Honour Through Fear) / Disparate De Miedo (Folly of Fear)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint(?)
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 249
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48116
SOLD

Los Proverbios : Plate 3. Andarse Por Las Ramas (To go amongst the branches, i.e. to talk through one

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 3. Andarse Por Las Ramas (To go amongst the branches, i.e. to talk through one's hat) / Disparate Ridiculo (Ridiculous Folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 250
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48117
SOLD

Los Proverbios : Plate 4. Tras El Vicio Viene El Fornicio (After Vice comes Fornication) / Bobalicon (Simpleton) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 4. Tras El Vicio Viene El Fornicio (After Vice comes Fornication) / Bobalicon (Simpleton)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint, burin and drypoint(?)
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 251
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48118
Price: $1800.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 5. Reniego Al Amigo Que Cubre Con Las Alas Y Muerde Con El Pico (Renounce the friend who covers you with his wings and bites you with his beak) / Disparate Volante (Flying Folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 5. Reniego Al Amigo Que Cubre Con Las Alas Y Muerde Con El Pico (Renounce the friend who covers you with his wings and bites you with his beak) / Disparate Volante (Flying Folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 252
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48119
SOLD

Los Proverbios : Plate 6. Hizonos Dios Y Maravillamos Nos (It is amazing - and we were made by God) / Disparate Furioso (Furious Folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 6. Hizonos Dios Y Maravillamos Nos (It is amazing - and we were made by God) / Disparate Furioso (Furious Folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and burnished aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 253
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48120
Price: $1800.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 7. La Que Mal Marida Nunca Le Falta Que Diga (She who is ill wed never misses a chance to say no) / Disparate Desordenado (Disorderly Folly) / Disparate Matrimonial (Matrimonial Folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 7. La Que Mal Marida Nunca Le Falta Que Diga (She who is ill wed never misses a chance to say no) / Disparate Desordenado (Disorderly Folly) / Disparate Matrimonial (Matrimonial Folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 254
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48121
SOLD

Los Proverbios : Plate 8. So El Sayal, Hay Al (There is something beneath the sackcloth, i.e. you can

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 8. So El Sayal, Hay Al (There is something beneath the sackcloth, i.e. you can't judge a man by his clothes) / Los Ensacados (The men in sacks)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and burnished aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 255
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48122
Price: $1500.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 9. Unas De Gato Y Habito De Beato (The claws of a cat and the dress of a devotee - similar to Vice is often closed in Virtue

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 9. Unas De Gato Y Habito De Beato (The claws of a cat and the dress of a devotee - similar to Vice is often closed in Virtue's habit) / Disparate General (General folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and burnished aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 256
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48123
Price: $1500.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 10. La Mujer Y El Potro, Que Los Dome Otro (A woman and a horse, let someone else master them) / El Caballo Raptor (The horse-abductor) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 10. La Mujer Y El Potro, Que Los Dome Otro (A woman and a horse, let someone else master them) / El Caballo Raptor (The horse-abductor)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 257
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48124
Price: $1800.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 11. Two Heads Are Better Than One / Disparate Pobre (Poor folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 11. Two Heads Are Better Than One / Disparate Pobre (Poor folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint and burin
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 258
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48125
Price: $1600.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 12. Si Marina Baylo, Tome Lo Que Hallo (If Marion will dance, then she has to take the consequences) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 12. Si Marina Baylo, Tome Lo Que Hallo (If Marion will dance, then she has to take the consequences)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 259
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48126
Price: $1600.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 13. Donde Hay Ganas Hay Mana (Where there

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 13. Donde Hay Ganas Hay Mana (Where there's a will there's a way) / Modo De Volar (A way of flying)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, aquatint and drypoint(?)
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 260
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48127
SOLD

Los Proverbios : Plate 14. Alegrias Antruejo, Que Manana Seras Ceniza (Rejoice, carnival, for tomorrow thou will be ashes) / Disparate De Carnabal (Carnival folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 14. Alegrias Antruejo, Que Manana Seras Ceniza (Rejoice, carnival, for tomorrow thou will be ashes) / Disparate De Carnabal (Carnival folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 261
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48128
Price: $1800.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 15. Sin Recomendarse A Dios Ni Al Diablo (Without commending himself either to God or the devil) / Disparate Claro (Clear folly) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 15. Sin Recomendarse A Dios Ni Al Diablo (Without commending himself either to God or the devil) / Disparate Claro (Clear folly)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and lavis
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 262
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48129
Price: $1500.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 16. Sanan Cuchilladas Mas No Malas Palabras (Wounds heal quicker than hasty words) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 16. Sanan Cuchilladas Mas No Malas Palabras (Wounds heal quicker than hasty words)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and burnished aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 263
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48130
Price: $1500.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 17. El Que No Te Ama, Burlando Te Difama (He who does not like thee will defame thee in jest) / La Lealtad (Loyalty) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 17. El Que No Te Ama, Burlando Te Difama (He who does not like thee will defame thee in jest) / La Lealtad (Loyalty)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching and burnished aquatint
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 264
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48131
Price: $1500.00

Los Proverbios : Plate 18. Dios Los Cria Y Ellos Se Juntan (God creates them and they join up together) at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Goya Spanish (1746 - 1828)

Plate 18. Dios Los Cria Y Ellos Se Juntan (God creates them and they join up together)

Series: Los Proverbios
Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint and burin
Year: Date of Plate: c. 1815-1823. This impression: 1904.
Edition : 5th edition
Printer: Calcografia
Publisher: Real Academia
References: Harris 265
Size: 9-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48132
Price: $1500.00