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Charlatan's show, plate 75 from The Disasters of War

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

Date:

1815/20, published 1863

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

The 82 etchings made privately by Goya in response to Napoleon’s onslaught on Spanish soil focused on the war’s effects on all the people of Spain, not just the soldiers. In this eerie image, a priest who appears to be wearing a bird mask performs a ritual before a weary crowd. Through the clergyman’s costume and dramatic pose, as well as the work’s title, Goya likened religion to mountebanks and stage productions.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Charlatan's show, plate 75 from The Disasters of War

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1815–1820

Medium

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

Dimensions

Image: 14.8 × 19.6 cm (5 7/8 × 7 3/4 in.); Plate: 17 × 22 cm (6 3/4 × 8 11/16 in.); Sheet: 24 × 33.7 cm (9 1/2 × 13 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of J. C. Cebrian

Reference Number

1920.1380

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