28 March 2007
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Al Toro y al Aire darles Calle, from Los Proverbios (D. 223; H. 269)
etching and aquatint, on vellum, a very good though posthumous proof impression, before the edition with text published in L'Art under the title Lluvia de Toros, Paris 1877, with margins, some surface rubbing, slight rippling (as is usual for vellum), the upper corners creased due to hinging, very pale mount staining and a few small stains
P. 203 x 319 mm., S. 265 x 373 mm.
T. Harris, with his signature stamp in brown ink verso (not in Lugt)
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