28 March 2007
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Tanto y mas ('Even worse') (D. 141; H. 142)
etching with engraving, 1810, Harris's state I ii, an exceptionally rare working proof before letters or numbers (Harris records only one other example), a fine, cleanly-wiped impression, on stout laid paper, with wide margins, the number 12 in pen and ink in the upper right corner, the artist's name and a price (5/-) in pencil in the lower margin, a soft vertical crease in the centre of the sheet, minor soft creasing elsewhere, two tiny indentations in the paper surface, pale scattered foxing, minor defects on the reverse along the upper sheet edge where previously mounted
P. 161 x 250 mm., S. 220 x 322 mm.
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This scene is linked to the previous lot by means of the title - a device Goya used several times in the Desastres. Run together It will be the same (or) Even worse is Goya's prediction of the brutality of future conflicts.
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