The Beds of Death, plate 62 from The Disasters of War

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

Despair and helplessness are symbolized by the central figure in this image, who mourns the dead and shrouded victims littering the enclosure.

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 219

Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

The Beds of Death, plate 62 from The Disasters of War

Origin

Spain

Date

1812–1815

Medium

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

Dimensions

147 x 190 mm (image); 175 x 220 mm (plate); 240 x 339 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of J. C. Cebrian

Reference Number

1920.1367

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