Caprichos: Nobody Knows Himself (Nadie se conoce)
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)
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  • Artist Name: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)
  • Title: Caprichos: Nobody Knows Himself (Nadie se conoce)
  • Date: 1799
  • Medium: Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, and burin with watercolor additions on laid paper
  • Edition: 1st edition
  • Dimensions: sheet: 11 5/16 x 8 1/16 in. (28.73 x 20.48 cm); plate: 8 7/16 x 12 3/16 in. (21.43 x 31 cm)
  • Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
  • Accession Number: F.1969.04.06.G
  • Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation

Object Information

(Sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 7 May 1969, lot 67, to);
[Robert M. Light, Boston, sold 20 May 1969, to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

Francisco de Goya's 'Los Caprichos'

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1987-02-19 to 1987-07-19
  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, 2010, cat. 627 p. 320
  • Juliet Wilson-Bareau, Goya in the Norton Simon Museum, 2016, cat. 41 pp. 259, 263
  • Helmut C. Jacobs and Nina Preyer, Los Caprichos de Goya en grabados coloreados del siglo XIX, 2023, NS-C.06 pp. 65-73 (p. 67 ill.)

Additional Artwork by Artist

Copies after Velázquez: Isabel de Borbón Francisco de Goya y Lucientes 1778-79
Copies after Velázquez: Un infante de España (Infante Don Fernando) Francisco de Goya y Lucientes c. 1778-79
Desastres de la Guerra Francisco de Goya y Lucientes c. 1810-15

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