Mort de Pepe Illo (Death of Pepe Illo) [Second Composition]; rejected plate [E] for the series "Tauromaquia" (Bullfighting)

Drawn and etched 1815–16; printed late 19th century
Bust by Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 241, III, 3-4; Delteil 0261

Dimensions

Sheet: 32.5 x 49.5 cm (12 13/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1982.729

Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint, burnished lavis, drypoint, and burin, with added roulette; posthumous printing

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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 11 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

Year-end gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift