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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 25, Echan perros al toro (Dogs are set loose upon the bull), 1815-1816
Etching and aquatint on paper
8 3/16 x 12 3/16 in. (20.8 x 30.96 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Spanish
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Credit Line: Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Accession Number: P98.4.26

The practice of setting dogs loose upon the bull to enrage it was attibuted to the Moors. A single figure turns his back on the grisly scene, which includes a badly injured dog. Goya was critical of this cruel amusement, which unfairly tired the bull before it was faced by the matador, and saw it as evidence of the decay of the traditional corrida.

Catalogue Raisonné
Harris 228.

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  • Image Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 12 3/16 in. (20.8 x 30.96 cm)
  • Plate Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 13 13/16 in. (24.45 x 35.08 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 9/16 x 15 1/8 in. (26.83 x 38.42 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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