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Disorderly Folly, plate seven from The Proverbs

A work made of etching, aquatint and drypoint on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of etching, aquatint and drypoint on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1815/24, published 1864

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

The double-bodied creature in this scene likely represents duplicity; literally two-faced, even its feet point in multiple directions. The distorted group kneeling beside the figure suggests a critique of misguided worship. This print has also been associated with the Spanish proverb “she who is ill wed never misses a chance to say so,” implying the folly of matrimony.

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Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Disorderly Folly, plate seven from The Proverbs

Date

Made 1815–1824

Medium

Etching, aquatint and drypoint on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

218 × 325 mm (image); 245 × 355 mm (plate); 331 × 496 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.3316

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