Even Worse, plate 22 from The Disasters of War

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

Date:

1810, published 1863

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

Many in Francisco de Goya’s coterie were afrancesados (supporters of French rule in Spain). They believed that Spanish politics could not be reformed without Napoleonic intervention. Not surprisingly, Goya never publicly declared where he stood in the fray; as a court painter, he needed a court to paint and thus it was pragmatic of him to remain noncommittal during this uncertain time. The artist’s ambivalence shows in his Disasters of War series. He generalized atrocities by both the French and Spanish, portraying them as physically interchangeable, equating their sins, and leaving their bodies unidentified.

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Even Worse, plate 22 from The Disasters of War

Origin

Spain

Date

1810

Medium

Etching, lavis and burin on ivory wove paper with gilt edges

Dimensions

123 x 198 mm (image); 160 x 250 mm (plate); 240 x 340 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of J. C. Cebrian

Reference Number

1920.1327

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