- Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)
- Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis, drypoint, and burin, before engraved numbers, on wove paper
- plate: 9-5/8 x 13-7/8 in. (24.4 x 35.2 cm); sheet: 13-3/8 x 19 in. (34.0 x 48.3 cm)
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- The Norton Simon Foundation
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"Los Proverbios" are among Goya's most ambiguous and enigmatic works. Probably made about 1816, some of the works were inscribed by Goya with titles referring to disparates, or follies. They were not published during his lifetime, probably because of their pointed social commentary. At the time of their publication in 1864, they were titled "Los Proverbios" because the subjects corresponded to commonly known proverbs of the period.
Otto Schulze & Co., Edinburgh].
[Craddock & Barnard, London, sold 11 April 1954];
Myron A. Hofer, the son of;
Philip Hofer, sold 28 June 1973, through;
[Robert M. Light, Boston, for];
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