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Plate 73 from 'Los Caprichos': It is better to be lazy (Mejor es holgar.)

Series/Portfolio:
Los Caprichos
Artist:
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date:
1799
Medium:
Etching, burnished aquatint and burin
Dimensions:
Plate: 8 3/8 × 5 7/8 in. (21.3 × 14.9 cm) Sheet: 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (29.5 x 20.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of M. Knoedler & Co., 1918
Accession Number:
18.64(73)
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered on plate with number '73' and title'Mejor es holgar.'

Marking: Paul J. Sachs 1878-1965 (Lugt 413), printed in brown ink, verso
Knoedler and Co.; Paul J. Sachs; Donor: Knoedler and Co.
Blas, Matilla & Medrano 1999, no. 73; Harris 108.III.1 (first edition, published 1799)
Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré (XIXe et XXe siècles). vol. 15, Paris, 1922.

Tomás Harris Goya: Engravings and Lithographs Vol. I: Text and Illustrations; Vol.II: Catalogue Raisonné. Oxford, 1964.

Javier Blas, José Manuel Matilla, José Miguel Medrano El libro de los Caprichos. Francisco de Goya: Dos siglos de interpretaciones (1799-1999). Catálogo de los dibujos, pruebas de estado, láminas de cobre y estampas de la primera edición. Madrid, 1999.



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