The Drunkards

A work made of etching with engraved inscription on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching with engraved inscription on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1778

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)
after Diego Velázquez (Spanish, 1599-1660)

About this artwork

Until Goya produced 19 etchings after 17th-century Velázquez paintings in 1778, the original compositions were little known. Goya’s copies reproduced all the prints in the same direction as the originals. He advertised the availability of this print and the Baltasar Carlos in the Gazeta de Madrid on Tuesday, December 22, 1788: “Two new prints one of which represents the Prince Don Baltasar Carlos on horseback, and the other a false Bacchus crowning some drunkards; paintings by Don Diego Velázquez extant in His Majesty’s Royal Palace, drawn and graved in etching by Don Franciso Goya, Painter.”

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

The Drunkards

Origin

Spain

Date

1778

Medium

Etching with engraved inscription on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

287 x 395 mm (image); 318 x 437 mm (plate); 325 x 441 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.3188

Extended information about this artwork

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