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; printed late 19th century
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), Printer Loizelet (French, 19th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 239, III, 1; Delteil 0259


Sheet: 26.4 x 36 cm (10 3/8 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Posthumous printing, late 19th c. printing (H. III, 3-4, undescribed).
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…”


PDP Watermark Type: Watermark: fragment of Arches


W.G. Russell Allen (1882-1955), Boston; bequest April 1974

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen