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The meaning of Goya’s last print series, ‘Los Proverbios’, is not entirely clear. It is believed that they depict popular proverbs or fables. The scenes are full of bizarre but horrific and terrifying figures, phantoms, giants and flying creatures. In literature the series is also known as ‘Los Disparates’ (Follies) on the basis of the handwritten titles on a number of very rare proofs.


Specifications

Title Poor Folly
Material and technique Etching, aquatint, dry-point and burin
Object type Print
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Width : 322 mm
Height : 217 mm
Makers Graphic artist: Francisco Goya
Publisher: Real Academia de San Fernando
Accession number MB 20011 (PK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1935
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1935
Age maker Between 70 and 78 years old
Exhibitions Prentenkabinet: Goya - Verschrikkingen van de oorlog (2013)
Material Paper > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Technique Aquatint > Etching > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Etching > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Engraving > Engraved > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Engraving > Engraved > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Dry-point > Engraving > Engraved > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Spain > Southern Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Francisco Goya

Fuendetodos 1746 - Bordeaux 1828