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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 30, Pedro Romero matando á toro parado (Pedro Romero about to kill the motionless bull), 1815-1816
Etching and aquatint on paper
8 3/16 x 12 1/16 in. (20.8 x 30.64 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Spanish
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Credit Line: Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Accession Number: P98.4.31

In contrast to the flamboyant Pepe IIlo, Pedro Romero was a classical matador known for his preference for facing the bull alone. He killed his last bull at the age of eighty, and it was said that not one of the nearly five thousand bulls he fought left a mark on him. Goya has set the antagonists in a ring flooded with sunlight, selecting a still moment of confrontation as Romero prepares for the kill.

Catalogue Raisonné
Harris 233.

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  • Image Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 12 1/16 in. (20.8 x 30.64 cm)
  • Plate Dimensions: 9 11/16 x 13 7/8 in. (24.61 x 35.24 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 9/16 x 15 3/16 in. (26.83 x 38.58 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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