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FRANCISCO DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (1746-1828)
Bon voyage (Buen Viage)
Plate 64 from: Los Caprichos
etching with burnished aquatint, drypoint and engraving, on laid paper, a very good impression from the First Edition, published by the artist, Madrid, 1799, the spots of burnishing standing out particularly well against the darkness, framed
Plate: 812 x 6 in. (216 x 152 mm.)
Sheet: 1134 x 8 in. (298 x 203 mm.)
Provenance
Presumably Manuel Fernández Durán y Pando, Marqués de Perales del Río (1818-1886), Madrid.
Don Pedro Fernández-Durán (1846-1930), Madrid; with his stamp (Lugt 747b); presumably by descent from the above.
Don Tomas de la Maza y Saavedra (1896-1975); gift from the above.
With Herman Shickman Fine Arts, New York.
With Stuart Denenberg, Los Angeles.
Private American Collection; acquired from the above.
Literature
Delteil 101; Harris 99
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Lot Essay

‘The Ayala text of 1799-1803 reads: ‘Here are the Vices flying with extended wings over the region of Ignorance. They (the Vices) sustain one another’. The obscure and menacing background, surrounding these monsters flying through darkness, adds both to the mystery and the power of this devilish scene.’

Johnson, R. S., Francisco Goya, Los Caprichos, R.S. Johnson Fine Art, Chicago, 1992, p. 154.

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