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Picador Caught by a Bull, from The Bulls of Bordeaux

A work made of lithographic crayon and scraper in black on buff wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithographic crayon and scraper in black on buff wove paper.

Date:

1825

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)
printed by Cyprien Charles Marie Nicolas Gaulon (French, 1777-1858)

About this artwork

When he was 78 years old, Goya moved from Spain to the south of France. The following year he made a series of lithographs that are still heralded as masterful achievements of the new medium. Drawn directly on stone with bold confidence and no preparatory sketches, these lithographs exude energy and expose the ferocity of bullfighting. Scenes like this are wholly invented, not documentary, and foreground the violence and danger of this ancient sport.

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Picador Caught by a Bull, from The Bulls of Bordeaux

Origin

Spain

Date

1825

Medium

Lithographic crayon and scraper in black on buff wove paper

Dimensions

313 x 413 mm (image); 385 x 508 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1936.167

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