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Un torero monté sur les épaules d'un chulo lanceado un taureau. (A bullfighter, mounted on the shoulders of an assistant, spearing a bull); rejected plate [D] for the series "Tauromaquia" (Bullfighting)

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 240, III, 3-4; Delteil 0260


Sheet: 22.5 x 33.9 cm (8 7/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, lavis and mottled tint, 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 7 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 Register entry: Date acquired, 5/1/1915 [exact to month]

Credit Line

Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis