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La Tauromaquia, 1st edition, plate 24, El mismo Ceballos montado sobre un toro quiebra rejones en la plaza de Madrid (The very same Ceballos mounted on a bull breaking short lances 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 24, El mismo Ceballos montado sobre un toro quiebra rejones en la plaza de Madrid (The very same Ceballos mounted on a bull breaking short lances in the ring at Madrid), 1815-1816
Etching and aquatint on paper
8 x 12 1/4 in. (20.32 x 31.12 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Spanish
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Credit Line: Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Accession Number: P98.4.25

Commentary
One of the prescribed stages of bullfighting involved the matador's mounting the bull to drive in his rejones (short lances). Numerous contemporary accounts mention Ceballos' skill in this particular move, which appears to have been his speciality.

Dimensions
Plate: 9 9/16 x 13 7/8.

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