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Un cavalier espagnol brisant des 'rejoncillos' avec l'aide des chulos. (A Spanish mounted knight breaking short spears with the help of assistants); rejected plate [A] for the series "Tauromaquia" (Bullfighting)

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 237, III, 3-4; Delteil 0257


Sheet: 31.2 x 44.9 cm (12 5/16 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished sulfur tint, mottled tint, or aquatint, drypoint, and burin; posthumous printing

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Posthumous printing, late 19th century printing (H. III, 3-4).

This plate was never published by Goya and the reverse was used to make plate 1 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…”


Katherine Eliot Bullard (1866-1920), Boston; gift May 1919

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard