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Lot No. 192

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current bid: $450
hi bidder: ***885

Francisco De Goya

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    "Clamores En Vano (Lament In Vain)", Plate 54 From The "Desastres De La Guerra (Disasters Of War)"

    etching and burnished aquatint on wove, a strong rich impression, with substantial burr,the aquatint only slightly weak, the title printing clearly, 1810-1820 printed c. 1896, , probably from the second edition published in 1896 or slightly later,

  • Condition:In very good condition with the exception of a repaired tear bottom margin extending to the letters of the title. Hinge remains verso.
  • Sheet: 9 1/4 × 12 1/2. (231 × 318 mm)
  • Plate: 6 in. × 8 1/16 in. (152 × 205 mm)
  • References: Recorded and illustrated in the standard text on Goya's original etchings by Harris, No. 174iii; Delteil 172.
  • Framing: Sold unframed
  • Note: Desastres de la Guerra (Disasters of War) was one of four sets of prints illustrating the horrors of war then raging in Europe and the follies of 18th century Spain with its religious, social and political upheavals. Desastres de la Guerra was not published during the artist's lifetime due to the controversial subject matter in the era of the inquisition. The name by which the series is known today is not Goya's own. His handwritten title on an album of proofs given to a friend reads: "Fatal consequences of Spain's bloody war with Bonaparte, and other emphatic caprices (Spanish: Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte, Y otros caprichos enfáticos)"(source: Wikipedia).

    This a well printed plate from an early edition with the lines clear and distinct. There is some wear to the aquatint. The title clear and sharp, the number upper left only slightly less faint than the first edition and proofs.
Estimates*
US $
Euro
UK pound
Swiss Fr
300-500
273-455
246-410
303-505

* Estimates do not include 25% buyer's premium (see Terms and Conditions). NR means no reserve (minimum bid $50 unless otherwise posted). Estimates in other currencies based on conversion rates of Euro: 0.91 , British Pound 0.82, Swiss Fr 1.01. All conversion values are approximate with the final cost determined in dollars.
workcode: fg-1292e-77