FRANCISCO GOYA: Set of two 64 year old, limited edition engravings from a rare Caprichos folio; with indented plate mark surrounding the image; engraved by E.D.O.S.A. Imprenta Moderna in Barcelona in 1949 in an edition limited to 1025 copies.
Printed single sided on vellum paper measuring approx 9 x 12 inches; with some light handling wear, but overall in excellent condition.
Francisco de Goya
Goya was born at Fuendetodos, near Saragossa, and trained by José Luzán in Saragossa (1760) and by Francisco Bayeu in Madrid (1766). He visited Italy in 1771. By 1775 he had settled in Madrid. In 1786 he was appointed court painter to King Charles III, but was made First Painter to Charles IV in 1799. In 1792, after a severe illness, he became deaf. Goya also painted the famous clothed and nude ‘Majas’ (Madrid, Prado), in response to the ‘Rokeby Venus‘ by Velázquez. Goya witnessed the atrocities of the Peninsular War, and the subsequent political repression, and recorded them in his later works, such as 3rd May 1808. He went into exile in Bordeaux in 1824, where he died in 1828.