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Bravissimo!
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
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Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

Fuendetodos, Zaragoza (Spain), 1746 - Bordeaux (France), 1828

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Bravissimo!

Ca. 1797. Red chalk on laid paper. Not on display

The title, which is taken from the Caprichos, is an expression of praise for a work of art or performance. Goya criticises those who falsely claim to possess superior gifts; the monkey clumsily imitates human actions while the donkey is both ignorant and personifies those who cannot hear: If ears were enough to understand, nobody would be more intelligent; but it is to be feared he may applaud what is not being played.

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Brabisimo!
Etching on ivory laid paper, 1797 - 1799
Inventory number
D004216
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
Bravissimo!
Date
Ca. 1797
Technique
Red chalk
Support
Laid paper
Dimension
Height: 200 mm.; Width: 141 mm.
Series
Caprichos [dibujo], 38
Provenance
Javier Goya; Mariano Goya; Valentín Carderera; Mariano Carderera; Museo del Prado, 12-11-1886.

Bibliography +

Gassier, Pierre, Vie et oeuvre de Francisco de Goya: l' oeuvre complet illustré: peintures, dessins, gravures, Office du Livre, Fribourg, 1970, pp. nº 525.

Salas, Xavier de, El Arte de Goya, Ministerio de Auntos Exteriores, Tokio, 1971, pp. nº 71.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Estudios para Grabados y Pinturas, II, Noguer, Barcelona, 1975, pp. 133.

Blas, Javier, El Libro de los Caprichos: dos siglos de interpretaciones 1799-1999. Catálogo de los dibujos, pruebas de estado, láminas de cobre y estampas de la primera edición, Museo Nacional de Prado, Madrid, 1999, pp. 217.

Matilla, José Manuel, Estampas españolas de la Guerra de la Independencia: propaganda, conmemoración y testimonio, Universidad de Salamanca, 2008.

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 60.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 525.

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El Toro Mariposa
31.10.2007 - 03.02.2008

Update date: 03-12-2020 | Registry created on 02-08-2016

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