Etching and aquatint
8 1/2 x 5 7/8in (21.6 x 14.9cm)
Gift of Lenora and Walter F. Brown
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
Francisco de Goya (Spanish, b.1746, d.1828)