Current Inventory by Francisco Goya

LINDA MAESTRA (Pretty Teacher)

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FRANCISCO JOSE de GOYA y LUCIENTES (1746 – 1828) LINDA MAESTRA (Pretty Teacher) 1799 Delteil 105; Harris 103) Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint, Plate 68 from the first edition of “Los Caprichos”. In good condition, the full sheet, 8 ¼ x 5 7/8, the sheet 11 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches. A very good impression, with the fine grain aquatint contrating slightly with the highlights on the head and shoulder of the old witch, down the right side of the second witch. Harris notes that in the later (posthumous) editions the aquatint wears down gradually until the plate prints as a pure […]

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Ensayos (Trials)

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  Francisco Goya (1746-1828), Ensayos (Trials), etching, aquatint and burin, 1799. Plate 60 of the Caprichos, First Edition. Harris 95, Delteil 97. In very good condition (with the binding holes showing at left), printed in sepia on a soft but strong laid paper, 8 1/16 x 6 1/2, he full sheet, 12 1/16 x 8 3/4 inches. A fine impression. Harris notes that the fine grain aquatint in one pale tone contrasts with the highlights on the central figure’s chest, the cat and the skull in the foreground, and with the highlights on the ‘teacher,’ particularly in the early impressions where the aquatint forms […]

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Lo que puede un Sastre! (What a Tailor Can Do!)

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Francisco Goya (1746-1828), Lo que puede un Sastre! (What a Tailor Can Do!), 1799, etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint and burin. Harris 87, Delteil 89, plate 52 from the First Edition of Caprichos. In very good condition, with margins, 8 1/2 x 6, the sheet 11 1/2 x 7 1/2, printed in sepia on a soft but strong laid paper. A good impression; the slight drypoint touches on the face of the kneeling man to the left of the girl are still visible. In the later editions (there were 12 in all, those after the First are posthumous) the aquatint tone is […]

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Disparate Pobre (Two Heads are Better Than One) – Proof

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    Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), etching, with burnished aquatint, drypoint and engraving, c. 1812; plate 11 from  Los Proverbios. References: Delteil 212, Harris 258. In very good condition, 240 x 352 mm., 9 7/16 x 13 7/8 inches, the sheet 280 x 380 mm., 11 x 15 1/8 inches. A very fine, rare, proof impression, before the edition of c. 1854-1863, printed on cream wove paper. In this proof impression the delineation of the aquatint is clearer and more vivid than in the published edition, and figures are shown in greater detail, allowing a fuller appreciation of […]

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Fuerte cosa es! – That’s tough!

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Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746 Fuendetodos – Bordeaux 1828), Fuerte cosa es! – That’s tough!    ca. 1808–1814, etching, burnished aquatint, and drypoint on laid paper; 155 x 203 mm (6 1/16 x 8 inches), Harris 151.I.3 (of III.7) watermark: Serra provenance Infante Don Sebastian de Borbón y Braganza Georges Provôt, Paris; his sale, Hôtel Drouot, April 10, 1935, lot 60 private collection, Germany Proof impression for plate 31 of Los Desastres de la Guerra, with the earlier number 32 in the lower left corner, before additional drypoint work and border lines. No impression of state I.1 (before the […]

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No se puede saber por qué – One can’t tell why

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  Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746 Fuendetodos – Bordeaux 1828),  No se puede saber por qué  – One can’t tell why    ca. 1808–1814,  etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, and burin on laid paper; 155 x 203 mm (6 1/8 x 8 inches),  Harris 155.I.2 (of III.7) provenance Infante Don Sebastian de Borbón y Braganza Georges Provôt, Paris; his sale, Hôtel Drouot, April 10, 1935, lot 64 Tomás Harris, London (not in Lugt) private collection, Germany A fine, rich proof impression for plate 35 of Los Desastres de la Guerra, before numbers, letters, and before additional drypoint and burin work. […]

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Que Sacrificio! (What a Sacrifice!)

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Francisco Goya (1746-1828),  Que Sacrificio! (What a Sacrifice!), etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint, 1799. Reference: Harris 49, Plate 14 from the First Edition of Los Caprichos (of 12); edition of about 300.  In very good condition (slight thinning spots inherent in paper verso, hints of light foxing esp. verso). The full sheet with full margins, 7 7/8 x 6, the sheet 12 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches. A fine impression, printed in sepia on a hand made, soft but strong laid paper. In this impression one can distinguish the aquatint, which was applied in only one pale tone, from white […]

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