Dancing Giant; from the "Disparates" series, (Proverbios plate 4)
Drawn and etched 1816–19; printed about 1848–54
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)
Harris 251, II, 1; Delteil 0205
Platemark: 24.1 x 35.3 cm (9 1/2 x 13 7/8 in.) Sheet: 27.8 x 39.7 cm (10 15/16 x 15 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis and/or emery stone, tonal scratches, and burin; posthumous impression
Not On View
Gray/black ink, clean-wiped, bevel.
Posthumous impression from small edition, printed about 1848-1854, with burnished aquatint, additional etching, lavis, burin, and tonal scratches, scratch at left from back of man to edge (H. II, 1 as “Trial Proof”).
The preferred series title “Disparates” (Follies) is derived from manuscript titles containing the word “Disparate” on fourteen of the working proofs, of which this is one. Beruete and others invented titles containing “Disparate” for the rest, except “Modo de volar” (no. 13).
Marcel Guiot et Cie, Paris, from whom purchased, 3/4/1937
H. E. Bolles Fund