Francisco Goya Amarga presencia Engraving
Francisco Goya Amarga presencia plate # 13 from Los Desastres de la Guerra, attributed to the Fourth Edition 1906, edition of 275. Inscribed with the Title and Plate Number outside of the engraved area with a good plate mark. The etched work measures 7.25 by 5.75 inches and plate mark measures 6.50 by 8 inches and in good condition.
The first edition Los Desastres de la Guerra was first printed posthumous in 1863, some 35 years after Goya's Death. The Second edition appeared in 1892, the third in 1903 and the fourth appeared in 1906. Several others appeared after till the Spanish Civil War in 1935, often with the Blind stamp of Goya profile in the print totaling seven editions.
The Fourth Edition impressions are referred to being better quality than the third Edition. Printed by Calcografia, Madrid, Spain.
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Private Palm Beach, FL Collection
Craddock & Barnard, London, England 1969.
The Disasters of War (Spanish: Los Desastres de la Guerra) are a series of 82 prints created between 1810 and 1820 by the Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya (1746–1828). Although Goya did not make known his intention when creating the plates, art historians view them as a visual protest against the violence of the 1808 Dos de Mayo Uprising, the subsequent Peninsular War of 1808–14 and the setbacks to the liberal cause following the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1814. During the conflicts between Napoleon's French Empire and Spain, Goya retained his position as first court painter to the Spanish crown and continued to produce portraits of the Spanish and French rulers. Although deeply affected by the war, he kept private his thoughts on the art he produced in response to the conflict and its aftermath. He was in poor health and almost deaf when, at 62, he began work on the prints. They were not published until 1863, 35 years after his death. It is likely that only then was it considered politically safe to distribute a sequence of artworks criticising both the French and restored Bourbons. In total over a thousand sets have been printed, though later ones are of lower quality, and most print room collections have at least some of the set.
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown, and through his works was both a commentator on and chronicler of his era. The subversive and imaginative 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, Picasso and Francis Bacon.
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