Friday, March 19, 2010

Los Caprichos

Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos, 80 aquatint plates,1799. Goya was born in Spain 30 March 1746, and died on 16 April 1828 in France. There is an exellent book called Goya and the Satirical Print in England and on the Continent by Reva Wolf, a book written to accompany an exhibition displayed at the Museum of Art at Boston in 1991. The book charts the effect of commerce on the dissemination of caricatures from England to the Continent, with illustrations by Hogarth, Goya, Bunbury, Rowlandson, George Murgatroyd Woodward, even Mary and Matthew Darly.

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