28 January 2014
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828)
Por temor no pierdas honor (Do not lose honor through fear), plate 2 from; Los Proverbios (D. 203; H. 249)
etching with burnished aquatint and drypoint (?), before 1824, on smooth cream wove paper, without watermark, a posthumous trial proof (Harris IIi), in greyish-black ink, before the scratch through the phantom, printed circa 1854-63, before the first edition of 1864, with narrow margins (slightly uneven), some mount staining, pale paper toning and minor staining on the reverse, generally in good condition.
P. 9 9/16 x 13¾ in. (244 x 350 mm.), S. 10 7/16 x 14 5/8 in. (266 x 371 mm.)
Philippe Burty (L.413); presumably his posthumous sale, J. Bouillon, Paris, 4-5 March 1891; P & D Colnaghi (C. 20634); bt. Maurice Gobin, Paris, May 1931; Frederick Keppel, New York, (sold Colnaghi, June 1935); Sotheby, Parke Bernet, New York, 13-15 Nov. 1980, lot 910.
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The present impression is similar that in lot 29, the set printed circa 1854. The paper is perhaps slightly lighter.
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