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La Tauromaquia, 1st edition, plate 17, Palenque de los moros hecho con burros para defenderse del toro embolado (The Moors surrounding themselves with donkeys to defend themselves against a bull, whose horns are tipped with balls)

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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 17, Palenque de los moros hecho con burros para defenderse del toro embolado (The Moors surrounding themselves with donkeys to defend themselves against a bull, whose horns are tipped with balls), 1815-1816
Etching and aquatint on paper
7 3/4 x 12 3/16 in. (19.69 x 30.96 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Spanish
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Credit Line: Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Accession Number: P98.4.18

Commentary
This probably depicts a public entertainment that often took place after the corridas: two bulls, their horns covered, were provided for amateur matadors to test their skills.

Dimensions
Plate: 9 9/16 x 13 3/4.

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