Plate 53 from "Los Caprichos": What a golden beak! (Que pico de Oro!)
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) Spanish
Not on view
This print has been variously interpreted as a satire on the empty rhetoric of many public speakers and as an attack on sensationalist preachers and their gullible audiences. A parrot perches on a pulpit surrounded by an audience of gaping figures, all with the tonsured heads of clergymen except for the listener at center, who wears a bicorne hat and a look of disapproval.