Sad Forebodings of What is Going to Happen, plate one from The Disasters of War

A work made of etching, burin, drypoint and burnishing on ivory wove paper with gilt edges.
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  • A work made of etching, burin, drypoint and burnishing on ivory wove paper with gilt edges.

Date:

1814/20, published 1863

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

The lone figure kneeling in a garden evokes Christ in the garden of Gethsemane before the Crucifixion. Ill-defined chaos swirls in the dark background, as the man’s outstretched arms signal his apprehension of and abandonment to the unknown future.

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Sad Forebodings of What is Going to Happen, plate one from The Disasters of War

Origin

Spain

Date

1814–1820

Medium

Etching, burin, drypoint and burnishing on ivory wove paper with gilt edges

Dimensions

147 x 190 mm (image); 175 x 220 mm (plate); 240 x 337 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of J. C. Cebrian

Reference Number

1920.1306

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