Francisco Goya "Aveugle Enlevé sur les Cornes d'un Taureau" (Blind Man Tossed on the Horns of a Bull); Spanish title: Dios se lo Pague (May God Repay You); Medium: original etching, aquatint and drypoint. This impression on laid paper was printed in Paris in 1867 by Delâtre for Gazette des Beaux-Arts. Catalogue references: Delteil 24ii; Harris 25. Plate size: 6 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches.
Professionally framed, size 18.50 by 17.50 inches . Good condition not examined outside of the professional framing.
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (March 30, 1746 — April 16, 1828) was an Aragonese Spanish painter and printmaker. Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown and a chronicler of history. He has been regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and as the first of the moderns. The subversive and subjective element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Manet and Picasso.
The engraved images that make up Goya’s most important series of prints, Los Caprichos (1799), have long been recognized as one of the supreme monuments of European art. Goya, royal painter to the kings of Spain during the late eighteenth-early nineteenth centuries, eventually died in exile, both of his major print series having been “donated” to the crown to protect him from the Inquisition. A believer in the potential power of reason, his works show what happens when reason is trampled underfoot by individual human follies and corrupt social customs. In these works Goya looks at his country and memorializes it as a monument to desperation, folly, arrogance, incompetence, and the need that some of his subjects have to try to control the uncontrollable.
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