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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 10, Carlos V lanceando un toro en la plaza de Valladolid (Charles V spearing a bull in the ring at Valladolid), 1815-1816
Etching and aquatint on paper
8 3/16 x 12 1/16 in. (20.8 x 30.64 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Spanish
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Credit Line: Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Accession Number: P98.4.11

This image, based on Moratin's text, records the day in 1527 when Hapsburg king Charles V (1500-58) killed a bull in the city of Valladolid with a single thrust of the lance in celebration of the birth of his son Phillip II. The king on horseback and the bull are presented as a single triangular mass centered against an abstract background. The dramatic, diagonal fall of light romanticizes the image and suggests Goya's admiration for the king's virtuosity.

Catalogue Raisonné
Harris 213.

Watermark: "SERRA"

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  • Image Dimensions: 8 3/16 x 12 1/16 in. (20.8 x 30.64 cm)
  • Plate Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 13 11/16 in. (24.77 x 34.77 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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