A Dwarf

A work made of etching with engraved inscription on laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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

Date:

1778

Artist:

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

About this artwork

On July 28, 1788, the Gazeta de Madrid advertised the availability of nine Goya prints after paintings by Velázquez from the Royal Palace collection. They included two equestrian portraits of nobles, two philosophers, and two court dwarfs: “They are for sale in the bookshops of D. Antonio Sancha in the old Custom-house and of D. Manuel Barco, Carrera de San Gerónimo. The prices are, the equestrian figures at 6 reales and the four portraits at 3; they can be had together or separately.”

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

A Dwarf

Origin

Spain

Date

1778

Medium

Etching with engraved inscription on laid paper

Dimensions

197 x 155 mm (image); 215 x 155 mm (plate); 420 x 305 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.3190

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