(Fuendetodos, Spain, March 30, 1746 - April 16, 1828, Bordeaux, France)
La Tauromaquia, 1st edition, plate 26, Caida de un picador de su caballo debajo del toro (A picador loses his mount and falls under a bull),
Etching and aquatint on paper
9 5/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (24.45 cm x 35.24 cm)
Etching and aquatint
Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Goya did not romanticize the often horrifying events of the bullring but showed them in grim detail. Here he documents a common accident--a picador, fallen from his horse, is trapped under a charging bull. Unlike contemporary popular bullflight prints, which tended to focus on victory over the bull, Goya's confront the dangerous, and often tragic, realities of the ritual.
Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
The content on this website is subject to change as collection records are researched and refined and may be subject to copyright restrictions. For further inquiries, contact Associate Director/Registrar Steve Comba at email@example.com.