Pretty Teacher!, plate 68 from Los Caprichos

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

Date:

1797/99

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

Goya usually depicted women as either hags or young society women. Here he may be showing the latter being corrupted by the former, especially as the young girl seems to be hiding her face in shame. The title is particularly ironic, as the witch-teacher is neither attractive nor correctly positioned on the broom.

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Pretty Teacher!, plate 68 from Los Caprichos

Origin

Spain

Date

1797–1799

Medium

Etching and aquatint on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

184 x 123 mm (image); 210 x 149 mm (plate); 301 x 205 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1948.110.68

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