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Antique Print: Goya "La Tauromaquia" Bullfight Plate 11

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Francisco Goya Engravings “La Tauromaquia” Bullfight Plate 11 
From the 1965 Worlds Fair, First Edition, published in Madrid by the Bibilioteca Nacional de
Madrid (Madrid National Library). Limited edition of 2,500 publications approved by the Spanish
Plate number 11 Untitled print
Artist Francisco Goya 1746-1828
Circa: 1965
Medium: Gravure (after the etching) on heavy stock cream colored wove paper.
Folio sheet size: 18 ¾” x 13” Image: Approximate 12 1/8” x 8 3/8” Plate embossed mark area
13 ½” x 9 ½”
Condition: Excellent
Description and comments: "Cid Campeador Lancing another bull."  According to Moratin (in the book Carta historica sobre el origen y progreso de las fiestas de toros en Espana) "Cid Campeador was the first man to lance bulls on horseback", which feat Goya attributes to Moor Gazul in his engraving number 5 of La Tauromaguia.  The Cid and Gazul lived in the second half of the 11th century and their respective legends do not throw light on this point.  Goya has interpreted both cases with identical arbitrariness, though he provide the Cid with a greater skill, representing him in the moment of picking the bull in the modern manner and not using both hands as i the case with Gazul.
Black and white tones of presentation image may vary slightly from original.

Price: $75.00

Stock Number: GOYA-PC4-11
In Stock: 1


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