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Francisco Goya, las resultas


FRANCISCO GOYA (Fuendetodos 1746 - Bordeaux 1828) LAS RESULTAS (The consequences)
Etching, plate 72 from Los Desastres de la Guerra (c.1810-1820); Harris 192, III, 1. An impression from the first edition (1863), limited to 500 copies, printed in sepia ink on heavy, absorbent wove paper. With margins, generally in very good condition. To the platemark 175 x 218 mm, the entire sheet measuring 237 x 317 mm.

The original title given by Goya to the series of 85 prints known as Los Desastres de la Guerra was Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte, Y otros caprichos enfáticos (Fatal consequences of Spain's bloody war with Bonaparte, and other emphatic caprices). Created between 1810 and 1820 Los Desastres de la Guerra expose the horror of the Spanish Peninsular War of 1808–14 and convey with stark intensity the barbarity and futility of war. They were not published until 1863, 35 years after Goya's death.


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