Palenque de los moros hecho con burros para defenderse del toro embolado. (Barricades that the Moors made with donkeys to defend themselves from a bull with covered horns); from the series "Tauromaquia" (Bullfighting), plate 17

Tauromaquia (Bullfighting), 17
The Moors use donkeys as a barrier to defend themselves against the bull whose horns have been tipped with balls.

Drawn and etched 1815–16; published 1816
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 220, III, 1 (first ed.); Delteil 0240


Platemark: 24.3 x 35.6 cm (9 9/16 x 14 in.) Sheet: 29.8 x 42 cm (11 3/4 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, burin and scratches, first edition

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




U.r. in burin: 17


Eleanor A. Sayre, Cambridge, MA; bequest to MFA

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre