Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
etchings with burnished aquatint, drypoint and engraving, 1799, the set of 80, from the First Edition of about 300 copies, published by the artist, Madrid, on laid paper, fine impressions, with excellent contrasts, printed in warm brown-black ink, with the scratch on plate 45, with margins (the sheets reduced slightly), pl. 1 inscribed in pen and ink in the upper margin, '1a Tirada 1799 - 240 ejemplares', all but two plates (pls. 32 and 51) with a collector's stamp at the upper right margin corner (39 plates with the stamp inside the platemark, but all outside the subject), occasional pale foxing verso, in several cases showing through recto, generally in good condition, stitched at the left sheet edge, in 18th Century tree sheep, flat spine gilt with red leather lettering piece (album)
P. 219 x 152mm., S. 297 x 200mm.