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Francisco de Goya,
The Claws of a Cat and the Dress of a Devotee-Similar to Vice Is Often Clothed in Virtue’s Habit [General Folly] (Unas de Gato y Habito de Beato [Disparate General]),
From The Proverbs (Los Proverbios; Los Disparates).
Etching and aquatint.
DAC accession number 1949.D3.7.9.
Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1949.
Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
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