Current Inventory by Francisco Goya

Picador Caught By A Bull

Artist: Francisco Goya
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Francisco Goya (1746-1828), Picador Caught by a Bull,  lithographic crayon and scraper, 1825. Harris 284, Delteil 287, from the edition of 100 [signed Goya in the plate lower left], printed by Gaulon, Bordeaux, from the set The Bulls of Bordeaux. In exceptionally fine condition, the matrix flawless, slight light stain, the full sheet (remains of prior hinging edges verso); 12 1/4 x 16 1/4, the sheet 15 1/2 x 20 1/8 inches. A fine rich, black impression, printed on a cream wove paper. Provenance:  H.J. Thomas (Lugt 1378); estate of Albert Gordon. Lugt writes of Thomas: “Monsieur Henri Thomas ne […]

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Dos a Uno, Meten La Paja en el Culo (If Two to One Stuff Your Arse with Straw)

Artist: Francisco Goya
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Francisco Goya (1746-1828), Dos a Uno, Meten La Paja en el Culo (If Two to One Stuff Your Arse with Straw), also titled Disparate Conocido (The Well-Known Folly), etching and burnished aquatint, c. 1816. Reference: Tomas Harris 266. A proof before letters, before the First Edition impressions made by Francois Lienard for L’Art, published in 1877. On a very fine laid Japan paper, in very good condition, with margins, 9 3/4 x 13 1/2, the sheet 11 by 15 1/2 inches. This is before First Edition impressions, in which the letters were added (they had the title “Que Guerrero”, and below “Quel Guerrier!”, with […]

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

Artist: Francisco Goya
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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

Artist: Francisco Goya
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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!

Artist: Francisco Goya
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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

Artist: Francisco Goya
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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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An Introduction to Goya’s Aquatint sets

Artist: Francisco Goya
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    I get many questions about Goya prints, so thought it might be useful to sketch an overview of some of his most famous and common prints: the aquatint sets. Francisco Goya (1746-1828) was of course one of the greatest of Western artists, and printmaking was central to his career. He created four major series of prints, and many other prints including a series of lithographs late in his career. Due to the way most of his prints were created and published, there is much confusion today about their dating, their rarity, their appearance and their value. In this guide […]

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