Comparative Illustration: A Heroic Feat! With Dead Men!
Francisco de Goya (Spanish, 1746–1828). A Heroic Feat! With Dead Men!, from the series Disasters of War, 1810/20. Etching, lavis, and drypoint; 14 x 18.5 cm. The Art Institute of Chicago, gift ofJ. C. Cebrian, 1920.1344.
This print indicts war in general and Napoleon's armies in particular. TASS studio artists often looked to the work of Honoré Daumier and Francisco de Goya for inspiration and translate horror into humor.