A Heroic Feat! With Dead Men!, plate 39 from The Disasters of War

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

Date:

1812/15, published 1863

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

This harrowing image mocks any notion of the possibility of heroic or admirable consequences of war. Yet much later, Vargi Aivazian of the TASS Window studio turned horror into humor by using this very image as inspiration for his sardonic TASS 634, Holiday Tree Ornaments.

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

A Heroic Feat! With Dead Men!, plate 39 from The Disasters of War

Origin

Spain

Date

1812–1815

Medium

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

Dimensions

138 x 187 mm (image); 155 x 205 mm (plate); 240 x 340 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of J. C. Cebrian

Reference Number

1920.1344

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