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Cartloads to the cemetery, plate 64 from The Disasters of War

A work made of etching, aquatint and drypoint in warm black on off-white wove paper with gilt edges.
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  • A work made of etching, aquatint and drypoint in warm black on off-white wove paper with gilt edges.

Date:

1812/15, published 1863

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

The prints in Goya’s Disasters of War, one of the artist’s bleakest series, protest the treatment of civilians during the long Spanish conflict with France, particularly demonstrating the toll on women. The unceremonious manhandling of a female casualty of war makes a troubling focal point for this particularly dark image. The anonymous woman’s dangling white limbs and displaced skirts suggest she may have suffered rape in addition to the other acts of violence that caused her death.

Status

On View, Gallery 220

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Cartloads to the cemetery, plate 64 from The Disasters of War

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1812–1815

Medium

Etching, aquatint and drypoint in warm black on off-white wove paper with gilt edges

Dimensions

Image: 12.9 × 18.1 cm (5 1/8 × 7 3/16 in.); Plate: 15.3 × 20.5 cm (6 1/16 × 8 1/8 in.); Sheet: 24 × 33.9 cm (9 1/2 × 13 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of J. C. Cebrian

Reference Number

1920.1369

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