El si pronuncian y la mano alargan al primero que llega (They say yes and give their hand to the first comer) from Los Caprichos

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Artist: Francisco de Goya, Spanish, 1746-1828
ca. 1795
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Etching and aquatint
8 1/2 x 5 7/8in (21.6 x 14.9cm)
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Gift of Lenora and Walter F. Brown
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With its biting social commentary, Goya's Los Caprichos stands as one of the most popular and influential suites in the history of printmaking. This sheet is one of only two known working proofs printed before the addition of the title at the bottom of the plate. The feathery lines and subtle aquatint tones have all of the appeal of one of the artist's ink drawings. This freshness is often lacking in later impressions. The McNay has four proofs for Goya's Caprichos.
Goya: Engravings and Lithographs; Tomas Harris; 1964; 37
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