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Goya’s Graphic Imagination

McDonald, Mark, with contributions by Mercedes Cerón-Peña, Francisco J. R. Chaparro, and Jesusa Vega
2021
320 pages
170 illustrations
9 × 10.5 in.
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This book presents the first focused investigation of Francisco Goya's (1746–1828) graphic output. Spanning six decades, Goya’s works on paper reflect the transformation and turmoil of the Enlightenment, the Inquisition, and Spain's years of constitutional government. Two essays, a detailed chronology, and more than 100 featured artworks illuminate the remarkable breadth and power of Goya's drawings and prints, situating the artist within his historical moment. The selected pieces document the various phases and qualities of Goya's graphic work—from his early etchings after Velázquez through print series such as the Caprichos and The Disasters of War to his late lithographs, The Bulls of Bordeaux, and including albums of drawings that reveal the artist’s nightmares, dreams, and visions.

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'Folly of Fear' from the 'Disparates' (Follies / Irrationalities), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint
ca. 1815–19 (published ca. 1848)
Plate 9 from "Los Caprichos": Tantalus (Tantalo), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, burnished aquatint
1799
Plate 8 from "Los Caprichos": They carried her off! (Que se la llevaron!), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, burnished aquatint
1799
Plate 27 from "Los Caprichos": Which of them is the more overcome? (Quien mas rendido?), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, aquatint, drypoint
1799
Plate 24 of "La Tauromaquia": The same Ceballos mounted on another bull breaks short spears in the ring at Madrid, Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, burin
1816
Plate 50 from "The Disasters of War" (Los Desastres de la Guerra): 'Unhappy mother!' (Madre Infeliz!), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint
1811–12 (published 1863)
'Little Bulls' Folly' from the 'Disparates' (Follies / Irrationalities, Plate D), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, aquatint, drypoint on Japan paper
ca. 1815–19 (published before 1877)
'Punctual Folly' from the 'Disparates' (Follies / Irrationalities. Plate B), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, aquatint, drypoint on Japan paper
ca. 1815–19 (published before 1877)
Plate 32 from "The Disasters of War" (Los Desastres de la Guerra): 'Why?' (Por qué?), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, lavis, drypoint, burin, burnisher
1810 (published 1863)
Plate 26  from "The Disasters of War" (Los Desastres de la Guerra): 'One can't look' (No se puede mirar), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, burnished lavis, drypoint, burin
1810 (published 1863)
'The horse abductor' from the 'Disparates' (Follies / Irrationalities)

, Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint
ca. 1815–19 (published 1864)
Garroted Man, Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, printed in blue (working proof)
ca. 1775–78
Blind Guitarist, Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching
ca. 1778
Gaspar de Guzmán, Count Duke of Olivares on horseback, after Velázquez, Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching
1778
A False Bacchus Crowning Drunkards, Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching
1778
Self-portrait, Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Brush and point of brush, carbon black ink, on laid paper
ca. 1796
Young woman weeping and covering her face with her hands, accompanied by men; folio 17 (recto) from the Madrid Album "B", Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Brush and point of brush, carbon black washes, black chalk, on laid paper
1795–97
Maja seated on a chair and two companions behind; folio 18 (verso) from the Madrid Album "B", Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Brush and point of brush, carbon black washes, on laid paper
1795–97
Girl on a swing, a man with his arms raised; folio 21 (recto) from the Madrid Album "B", Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Brush and point of brush, carbon black washes, on laid paper
1795–97
Maja and an officer; folio 22 (verso) from the Madrid Album "B", Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Brush and point of brush, carbon black washes, on laid paper
1795–97
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McDonald, Mark P., Mercedes Cerón Peña, Francisco J. R. Chaparro, Jesusa Vega, Phillip Sutton, and Francisco Goya. 2021. Goya’s Graphic Imagination. New York, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.