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    Thou Who Canst Not (Tu que no puedes)

    • Portfolio/Series: Los Caprichos, Plate 42
    • Artist: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish, 1746-1828
    • Medium: Etching and aquatint on laid paper
    • Place Made: Spain
    • Dates: 1797-1798
    • Dimensions: Sheet: 11 7/8 x 8 in. (30.2 x 20.3 cm) Other (Plate): 8 9/16 x 6 in. (21.7 x 15.2 cm) Image: 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (19.1 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: Verso stamped lower center: "BROOKLYN MUSEUM/BROOKLYN, N.Y." in rectangle (Lugt 307b)
    • Inscriptions: Upper right in plate: "42." Verso lower center in graphite: "37.33-42"
    • Collections:European Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 37.33.42
    • State: Trial proof
    • Credit Line: A. Augustus Healy Fund, Frank L. Babbott Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund
    • Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
    • Caption: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828). Thou Who Canst Not (Tu que no puedes), 1797-1798. Etching and aquatint on laid paper, Sheet: 11 7/8 x 8 in. (30.2 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, Frank L. Babbott Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 37.33.42
    • Image: overall, CUR.37.33.42.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
    • Record Completeness: Good (74%)
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