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Mummy’s Boy
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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Mummy’s Boy

1797 - 1799. Etching, Burnished aquatint on ivory laid paper. Not on display

Printer’s proof prior to the first edition Capricho 4, Mummy´s Boy (El de la rollona), before the replacement of the letter “y” with “ll” in “rollona”. Etching and burnished aquatint The word rollona used in the title refers to a strong, plump woman and was only used in the expression “el niño de la rollona”, which appears in various proverbs and sayings in the 17th and 18th centuries and refers to a foolish, spoilt individual who behaves like a baby.


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Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Mummy’s Boy
1797 - 1799
Etching; Burnished aquatint
Ivory laid paper
Height: 263 mm.; Width: 201 mm.; Height of the plate mark: 206 mm.; Width of the plate mark: 150 mm.
Caprichos [estampa], 4
Joaquín Ballester Ballester; Mariano Ballester; galería Paul Prouté (París), c. 1950; Nicholas G. Stogdon (Nueva York) y Adrian Eeles, Artemis Fine Arts (Londres), c. 1987; Acquired by the Ministry of Culture, 1998; assigned to the Museo del Prado, 1990

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Artemis Fine Arts (Firma), Francisco de Goya. Los Caprichos. Twenty Working and Trial Proofs. An early copy of the First Edition and A new Census of Working and Trial Proofs and their locations, Artemis Fine Arts, Londres, 1987, pp. n.2.

Wilson-Bareau, J., Goya: la década de los Caprichos. Dibujos y aguafuertes, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, 1992, pp. 81-83.

Vega, J., Museo del Prado: catálogo de estampas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1992, pp. 69-70, n. 253.

Matilla, J.M & Blas, J., Os Caprichos de Goya. Desenhos e Gravuras do Museu do Prado e da Calcografia Nacional de Espanha, Fundaçao Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisboa, 2001, pp. 74-77.

Muller, P.E., “Los Caprichos como obra en curso”, en Goya, Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, Galaxia Gutenberg, Círculo de Lectores, 2002, pp. 83-98 [p. 93].

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Francisco de Goya. El proceso creativo de los Caprichos
11.10.2001 - 31.12.2001

Update date: 02-05-2019 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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