Chiton, Plate 28 from: Los Caprichos
etching with burnished aquatint, drypoint and engraving, 1799, on laid paper, without watermark, a fine impression from the First Edition, published by the artist, Madrid, 1799, the pale aquatint in the sky and foreground printing well
Plate 216 x 151 mm.
Sheet 320 x 220 mm.
Delteil 65; Harris 63
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Prado manuscript: ‘An excellent mother to trust with a mission of confidence.’

‘This appears to be still another attack on the morals of the times in which an ‘excellent mother’ is portrayed as an evil-eyed procuress.’

Johnson, R. S., Francisco Goya, Los Caprichos, R.S. Johnson Fine Art, Chicago, 1992, p. 82.
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