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No se convienen from "Desastres de la Guerra"

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

European Art

Ten examples are shown here from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra), a series of 82 etchings made by Goya between 1810 and 1820 that highlight the violence and suffering that Spain experienced during the Peninsular War (1808–14) against Napoleon. The first edition was published in 1863, after Goya’s death.

The set is divided into three parts: the first half focuses on the brutality of the war itself; prints 48 to 64 depict the famine caused by the war; and the rest are allegories of societal ills that befell Spain during and after the war, such as corruption and existential angst.
MEDIUM Etching, before aquatint on laid paper
DATES 1811-1813
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 5 3/8 x 7 15/16 in. (13.7 x 20.2 cm) Image: 5 1/8 x 7 11/16 in. (13 x 19.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Unidentified collector's mark on back in violet colored ink.
CREDIT LINE By exchange
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828). No se convienen from "Desastres de la Guerra," 1811-1813. Etching, before aquatint on laid paper, Sheet: 5 3/8 x 7 15/16 in. (13.7 x 20.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 38.155 (Photo: , 38.155_PS9.jpg)
STATE Working proof
EDITION Edition: undescribed first state
IMAGE overall, 38.155_PS9.jpg., 2017
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Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828). <em>No se convienen from "Desastres de la Guerra,"</em> 1811-1813. Etching, before aquatint on laid paper, Sheet: 5 3/8 x 7 15/16 in. (13.7 x 20.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 38.155 (Photo: , 38.155_PS9.jpg)