- Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)
- Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis, drypoint, and burin on laid paper
- sheets (var.): 11 7/8 x 16 15/16 in. (30.1625 x 43.02125 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Art Foundation
- Accession Number:
1st Edition, bound
Goya's images of the Spanish bullfight are full of drama, tension, and violence. The bullfight takes place in an enclosed space, surrounded by rows of transfixed visitors. It offers certain death for the bulls, but also possible death for their human opponents in the ring. Goya's extensive painted and etched images of bullfights are powerful, psychological studies of the conflict between men and animals, and his bulls are often given more nobility than the men who surround them.
Mrs. D. W. Hargreaves (sale, London,Christie’s, 3 July 1974, lot 117, to);
Norton Simon Art Foundation.
Image reproduction permission may be granted for scholarly or arts related commercial use. All image requests, regardless of their intended purpose, should be submitted via email. Requests can also be made by fax or mail.
Images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Additional permission may be required.
Approved requests for the reproduction of an image will receive a contract detailing all fees and conditions of use of the image. Upon receipt of both the signed contract and full payment, the Office of Rights and Reproductions will provide the image. A complimentary copy of the published material must be provided to the Norton Simon Museum.
|Telephone:||(626) 449-6840 x 3300|