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 1876
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 239, III, 3; Delteil 0259


Sheet: 32.2 x 49 cm (12 11/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Posthumous printing, Paris, 1876 edition by Loizelet (H. III, 3).
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: No watermark

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen