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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 26, Caida de un picador de su caballo debajo del toro (A picador loses his mount and falls under a bull), 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: P98.4.27

Commentary
Goya did not romanticize the often horrifying events of the bullring but showed them in grim detail. Here he documents a common accident--a picador, fallen from his horse, is trapped under a charging bull. Unlike contemporary popular bullflight prints, which tended to focus on victory over the bull, Goya's confront the dangerous, and often tragic, realities of the ritual.

Catalogue Raisonné
Harris 229.

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Dimensions
  • Image Dimensions: 8 x 12 1/8 in. (20.32 x 30.8 cm)
  • Plate Dimensions: 9 11/16 x 13 3/4 in. (24.61 x 34.93 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 9/16 x 15 3/16 in. (26.83 x 38.58 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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