Francisco de Goya (aka Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)(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), 1815-1816
Etching and aquatint on paper
8 1/2 x 12 5/16 in. (21.59 x 31.27 cm)
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.
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- Image Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 12 5/16 in. (21.59 x 31.27 cm)
- Plate Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (24.77 x 34.93 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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