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.

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

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

Origin

Spain

Date

1815–1817

Medium

Etching and aquatint in brown-black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

218 x 325 mm (image); 245 x 354 mm (plate); 331 x 497 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.3322

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