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La Tauromaquia, 1st edition, plate 2, Otro modo de cazar á pie (Another way of hunting on foot)

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Francisco de Goya (aka Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)

(Fuendetodos, Spain, March 30, 1746 - April 16, 1828, Bordeaux, France)

La Tauromaquia, 1st edition, plate 2, Otro modo de cazar á pie (Another way of hunting on foot), 1815-1816
Etching and aquatint on paper
7 13/16 x 12 1/8 in. (19.84 x 30.8 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Spanish
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Credit Line: Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Accession Number: P98.4.3

Commentary
Goya depicts the violence of early bullfighting in this scene set in a simple landscape. The strong diagonals of the pikes held by the lunging figures focus attention on the bull. Goya's adept rendering of taurine anatomy, based on personal observation, is far more accurate than that seen in popular prints of the time.

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Plate: 9 1/2 x 13 3/4.

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