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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 20, Ligereza y atrevimiento de Juanito Apiñani en la de Madrid (A display of agility and daring by Juanito Apiñani in [the ring] at Madrid), 1815-1816
Etching and aquatint on paper
7 15/16 x 12 1/16 in. (20.16 x 30.64 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Spanish
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Credit Line: Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Accession Number: P98.4.21

Apinani frequently appeared in Zaragoza and Madrid between 1750 and 1770. In this extraordinary, freeze frame image, Goya shows him vaulting gracefully over the bull's horns. The shadow of bull and man are sharply outlined against the almost blinding sunlight that floods the ring.

Catalogue Raisonné
Harris 223.

Watermark: "SERRA"

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  • Image Dimensions: 7 15/16 x 12 1/16 in. (20.16 x 30.64 cm)
  • Plate Dimensions: 11 7/8 x 13 13/16 in. (30.16 x 35.08 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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