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Les chiens lâché sur le taureau. (The dogs let loose on the bull); rejected plate [C] for the series "Tauromaquia" (Bullfighting)

Drawn and etched 1815–16
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 239, III, 3-4; Delteil 0259

Dimensions

Sheet: 31.5 x 44.8 cm (12 3/8 x 17 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

M27941

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis, and drypoint; posthumous printing

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Posthumous printing, late 19th century printing (H. III, 3-4).
This plate was never published by Goya and the reverse was used to make plate 6 of the published series. It was first published with a French title in Paris by Loizelet in 1876 with the rest of the series with the title “La Taureaumachie/ Receuil de quarante estampes inventées et gravées à l’eau-forte/ Par Don Francisco Goya y Lucientes/ Paris/ Loizelet, Rue des Beaux-Arts, 12” or “La Tauromachie/ Receuil de Quarante Estampes/ Representant/ Différentes manieres et feintes de l’art de combattre les Taureaux…”

Provenance

Katherine Eliot Bullard (1866-1920), Boston; gift May 1919

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard