And there's no help for it, plate 15 from The Disasters of War

A work made of etching, drypoint, burin, and burnishing on ivory wove paper with gilt edges.
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  • A work made of etching, drypoint, burin, and burnishing on ivory wove paper with gilt edges.

Date:

1810/11, published 1863

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

A line of tied-up victims is executed one by one by a faceless firing squad. The tips of gun barrels emerge from the far right, capturing the moment immediately preceding the spray of bullets that will kill the central figure. At his feet lies the mangled corpse of an earlier victim.

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

And there's no help for it, plate 15 from The Disasters of War

Origin

Spain

Date

1810–1811

Medium

Etching, drypoint, burin, and burnishing on ivory wove paper with gilt edges

Dimensions

129 x 155 mm (image); 140 x 169 mm (plate); 240 x 340 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of J. C. Cebrian

Reference Number

1920.1320

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