(Fuendetodos, Spain, March 30, 1746 - April 16, 1828, Bordeaux, France)
La Tauromaquia, 1st edition, plate 11, El Cid Campeador lanceando otro toro (El Cid Campeador spearing another bull),
Etching and aquatint on paper
8 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. (21.59 x 30.8 cm)
Etching and aquatint
Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
As in the previous plate, Goya depicts here as historical figure: Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (ca. 1040-1099). The Spanish soldier and hero known as El Cid Compeador. Considered the prototype of the noble Castilian warrior, his chivalry and exploits have been romanticized since the 11th century.
Plate: 9 13/16 x 13 3/4.
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