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Until Death, plate 55 from Los Caprichos

A work made of etching and aquatint in warm black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and aquatint in warm black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1797/99

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

Goya’s Caprices series scathingly attacks the hypocrisy and superstition the artist saw throughout contemporary Spanish culture. Glued to her dressing table mirror, the crone in this image sees only her fashionable trappings, not her wrinkled visage. In the background, young courtiers mock her futile vanity with shielded laughs and amused glances. And yet, though the shortsighted pathetic creature may have one foot in the grave, it is encased in an elegantly exposed stocking.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Until Death, plate 55 from Los Caprichos

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality)

Date

1797–1799

Medium

Etching and aquatint in warm black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Image: 19 × 13.2 cm (7 1/2 × 5 1/4 in.); Plate: 21.5 × 15.1 cm (8 1/2 × 6 in.); Sheet: 30.1 × 20.7 cm (11 7/8 × 8 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1948.110.55

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