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Title
[Los caprichos].
Contributor Names
Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828.
Created / Published
[Madrid : Rafael Esteve?, 1799]
Subject Headings
-  Goya, Francisco,--1746-1828.--Caprichos
-  Spain--Social life and customs--18th century--Pictorial works
Headings
Cartoons (Commentary)--1790-1800.
Etchings--1790-1800.
Satires (Visual works)--Spanish--Early works to 1800.
Genre
Cartoons (Commentary)--1790-1800
Satires (Visual works)--Spanish--Early works to 1800
Etchings--1790-1800
Notes
-  Caption label from exhibit Art in Action Long Tradition: The Artist's Dream. Francisco de Goya's hallucinatory self-portrait depicts a sleeping man surrounded by bats and other nocturnal creatures. Goya's preliminary drawing for the image, in the collection of the Museo del Prado, is annotated: Universal Language: The Author Dreaming, his only intention is to banish prejudicial vulgarities and bear firm witness, with this work of fancy, to the truth. In his Los Caprichos etching series, Goya took aim at society and its institutions, the perils of ignorance and superstition, and personal dynamics from courtship to parenting.
-  The illustrations are etchings heightened with aquatint, drypoint, engraving, and burnishing.
-  Printed in grayish ink on unwatermarked laid paper with horizontal chain lines.
-  First leaf is portrait of artist in top hat, with caption: Fran[cis]co Goya y Lucientes, pintor.
-  "Made for Goya and first offered for sale in 1799 ... The edition was of approximately 300 sets" Harris, T. Goya : engravings and lithographs, v. 2, p. 63.
-  LC copy with reduced margins is bound in probably early 19th-cent. calf. Lettered on green leather spine label: Caprichos de Goya.
-  Title from item.
-  Exhibited: "Art in Action : Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., January 31 - August 17, 2019.
Medium
80 leaves : all ill. ; 26 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
NE2062.5.G6 A64 1799 (Case X) [P&P] Copy 1
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
ppmsca 56087 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.56087
Library of Congress Control Number
81471138
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-56087 (digital file from original print)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Language
English
Spanish
Online Format
image
Description
80 leaves : all ill. ; 26 cm.
Original Format
photo, print, drawing
book
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/81471138
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