Dibersion de España. (Spanish Entertainment); from the so-called "Bulls of Bordeaux" series of four lithographs

1825
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 285, II; Delteil 0288

Dimensions

Image with letters: 32.2 x 41.6 cm (12 11/16 x 16 3/8 in.) Sheet: 45.5 x 56.9 cm (17 15/16 x 22 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10657

Medium or Technique

Lithographic crayon and scraper, on white wove paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Printed by Gaulon, Bordeaux. These four bullfighting images [21.10657, 21.10658, 21.10656, 21.10655] are usually referred to as the “Bulls of Bordeaux”

In addition to twelve experimental lithographs of smaller format, printed in very small numbers, produced from 1819 on, Goya produced at the end of his life, while in exile in Bordeaux, this set of four large scale lithographs. These four bullfighting images are usually referred to as the “Bulls of Bordeaux.”

Provenance

E. Sagot (1857-1917) Paris; purchased by MFA January 1921

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund