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La Tauromaquia, 1st edition, plate 28, El esforzado Rendon picando un toro, de cuya suerte murió en la plaza de Madrid (The brave Rendon spearing a bull in a pass that caused his death in the ring at Madrid)

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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 28, El esforzado Rendon picando un toro, de cuya suerte murió en la plaza de Madrid (The brave Rendon spearing a bull in a pass that caused his death in the ring at Madrid), 1815-1816
Etching and aquatint on paper
8 1/8 x 12 5/16 in. (20.64 x 31.27 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Spanish
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Credit Line: Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Accession Number: P98.4.29

Commentary
In contrast to the relative stillness of the previous plate, this one is all movement and action. Goya shows the matador Rendon holding with his pike a speared bull that has gored the horse. According to the title, this dramatic move led to Rendon's death.

Dimensions
Plate: 9 3/4 x 13 5/8.

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