Be Careful with that Step!

A work made of brush with black ink and gray and black wash on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of brush with black ink and gray and black wash on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1816/1820

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

Francisco Goya seems never to have compromised his intense feelings for humanity or his acute vision of man’s vanities and vices. Dating from about 1805, Be Careful with that Step!,part of a series illustrating the follies of the young and the old, shows a girl dancing with abandon. With an astonishing economy of means (a few simple strokes of his fine-pointed brush) Goya succeeded not only in describing the materials of the girl’s dress but also in capturing her quick, lively movements.

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Be Careful with that Step!

Origin

Spain

Date

1816–1820

Medium

Brush with black ink and gray and black wash on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower margin, in graphite: "Cuydado con ese paso"; inscribed upper margin, in pen and brown ink: "30"

Dimensions

264 x 182 mm

Credit Line

Helen Regenstein Collection

Reference Number

1958.542R

Extended information about this artwork

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