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A Way of Flying, from Disparates, published as plate 13 in Los Proverbios (Proverbs)

A work made of etching and aquatint in brown-black on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of etching and aquatint in brown-black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1815–17, published 1864

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)
published by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Spanish, founded 1744)

About this artwork

Near the end of his life, Francisco de Goya created a satirical series of etchings published as Los proverbios (Proverbs). The series was also known as Los disparates, meaning “nonsense” or “follies.” Although Goya often used flying as a symbol of man’s evil and vanity, this group of prints contains some of his most mysterious and complex imagery, which he intentionally left open to many interpretations.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

A Way of Flying, from Disparates, published as plate 13 in Los Proverbios (Proverbs)

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1815–1817

Medium

Etching and aquatint in brown-black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 21.8 × 32.5 cm (8 5/8 × 12 13/16 in.); Plate: 24.5 × 35.4 cm (9 11/16 × 13 15/16 in.); Sheet: 33.1 × 49.7 cm (13 1/16 × 19 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.3322

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