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Goya - The Proverbs (Los Proverbios) [published later]

Image: Otras Leyes por el Pueblo (Disparate de Bestia)

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Otras Leyes por el Pueblo (Disparate de Bestia)

ca. 1779 (printed ca. 1877)
18th/19th century
242 x 355 mm (9.5 x 14 in.)

Francisco de Goya, Spanish, (1746–1828)

Alternative title: Who Will Bell the Cat?
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching, burnished aquatint, and possibly drypoint on fine laid paper
State: Third state
Print impression quality: Excellent
Series: from The Proverbs (Los Proverbios; Los Disparates) [published later, outside the set]
Edition: Prepared for Los Proverbios but unpublished until late 19th century; made by Francois Lienard for “L’Art,” 1877, Tome II
Bibliography: Tomás Harris 268 iii, giving plate dimensions of 245 x 350 mm.; Loys Delteil 222 ii.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1973
Accession Number: 1973.1.2.3

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  • elephants
  • satire - Artistic device holding up human folly and vice to scorn, derision, or ridicule. [November 1994 scope note added; related term added; alternate term added. May 1994 related term added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 242 x 355 mm (9.5 x 14 in.)

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