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

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


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


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


Europe, Prints and Drawings



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.”


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


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


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


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