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La Tauromaquia, 1st edition, plate 9, Un caballero español mata un toro después de haber perdido el caballo (A Spanish nobleman killing a bull after losing his mount)

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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 9, Un caballero español mata un toro después de haber perdido el caballo (A Spanish nobleman killing a bull after losing his mount), 1815-1816
Etching and aquatint on paper
8 x 12 1/8 in. (20.32 x 30.8 cm)

Creation Place: Europe, Spanish
Technique: Etching and aquatint
Credit Line: Walter and Elise Mosher Memorial Fund
Accession Number: P98.4.10

Commentary
According to Moratin, early bullfighters were noblemen who faced the bull on foot only when forced to do so. Here, the nobleman, his horse wounded, thrusts his sword into the bull.

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

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