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Sat, Apr 6, 2024 03:00AM EDT - Sun, Apr 28, 2024 08:00PM EDT
Lot 191

Goya, Francisco De, Spanish 1746-1828

Estimate: $100 - $900

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  • Title: ""Murio le verdad" plate 79 from "Los Desastres de la Guerra",Guerra (Disasters of War)" ,H-174; D 295
  • Medium:etching, drypoint and burnished aquatint,
  • , from a set with 'SECUNDA EDICION' noted on the cover,(possibly third edition as the paper is a wove), printed 1892 and 1903 respectively,
  • Publisher-Year:
    1810-1820 printed 1863
  • Size: ,sheet: 9 7/8 13 11/16 in. (25.1 34.7 cm) ,plate size: 6 in. 8 1/16 in. (15.2 20.5 cm)
  • See Provenance for Additional Information

    Condition

    , Sold unframed
Reference: Recorded and illustrated in the standard text on Goya's original etchings by Harris, No. 173; Delteil 173.


Note: Desastres de la Guerra (Disasters of War) was one of four sets of prints illustrating the horrors of war then raging in Europe and the follies of 18th century Spain with its religious, social and political upheavals. The Los Proverbios series used ridicule, extravagance and fantasy to display the errors and vices of contemporary Spain. Desastres de la Guerra was not published during the artist's lifetime due to the controversial subject matter in the era of the inquisition. The name by which the series is known today is not Goya's own. His handwritten title on an album of proofs given to a friend reads: "Fatal consequences of Spain's bloody war with Bonaparte, and other emphatic caprices (Spanish: Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en Espa a con Buonaparte, Y otros caprichos enf ticos)"(source: Wikipedia).