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

1825
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), Printer Cyprien Charles Marie Nicholas Gaulon (French (Bordeaux), 1777–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 285, II; Delteil 288; Gasssier & Wilson 1709

Dimensions

Image: 30.3 x 41.6 cm (11 15.16 x 16 3/8 in.) 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

Crayon lithograph and scraper, on wove paper

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, October 7, 2018 – January 6, 2019

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”

Printed by Gaulon, Bordeaux, November 17, 29, and December 23, 1825. These four bullfighting images [21.10656, 21.10657, 21.10658, 21.10655] are usually referred to as the “Bulls of Bordeaux”
Edition size: 100

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.”

Inscription

In stone, within image, l.l.: Goya; in margin, l.l.: "Déposé; b.c.: Dibersion de España; l.r.: Lith. de Gaulon

Signed

Signed In stone, l.l. within image: Goya

Markings

Verso: MFA stamp in brown ink (Lugt 282), with accession number in graphite

Provenance

Edmond Sagot (b. 1857- d. 1917), Paris; Maurice Le Garrec (son of Sagot), Paris; 1921, purchased by MFA (Accession Date: December 31, 1921)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund