Disparates

Disparates
Artist:
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)
Date:
1904
Medium:
Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis, drypoint, and burin, with numbers on wove paper 
Dimensions:
plate: 9-5/8 x 14 in. (24.4 x 35.6 cm); sheet: 11-7/8 x 16-15/16 in. (30.2 x 43.0 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
F.1973.14.08.01-18.G 
Copyright:
 
Not on View
Description

5th Edition

"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.

Provenance:

[Marlborough Gallery, London, March 1954];
Frances Hofer, sold 28 June 1973, through;
[Robert M. Light, Boston, for];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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