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    Bravissimo! (Brabismo!)

    • Portfolio/Series: Los Caprichos, Plate 38
    • 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 13/16 x 8 in. (30 x 20.3 cm) Other (Plate): 8 1/2 x 6 1/16 in. (21.6 x 15.4 cm) Image: 7 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (18.4 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: Verso stamped lower right center: "BROOKLYN MUSEUM/BROOKLYN, N.Y." in rectangle (Lugt 307b)
    • Inscriptions: Upper right in plate: "38."; lower center in plate: "Brabismo." Verso lower right center in graphite: "37.33-38"
    • Collections:European Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 37.33.38
    • 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). Bravissimo! (Brabismo!), 1797-1798. Etching and aquatint on laid paper, Sheet: 11 13/16 x 8 in. (30 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, Frank L. Babbott Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 37.33.38
    • Image: overall, 37.33.38_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Trial proof before the inclusion of the exclamation mark.
    • Record Completeness: Good (76%)
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