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Los caprichos.

Los caprichos. [graphic] / Goya.
Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828.

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Additional Authors
  • Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904.
  • Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882.
  • S.P. Avery Collection.
80 prints on medium cream laid paper : etching, aquatint, drypoint, engraving, burnishing; 20.1 x 14.5 cm. or smaller.
Complete first edition set of Los caprichos. Many of the subjects deal with animals, fantasy and witchcraft, including cats, donkeys, goats, monkeys, owls, sleep, superstitions, witches and witchcraft trials. Other subjects include satires on crones, kidnappings, marriage, monks, prisoners and prostitution.
  • Book covers – Spanish – 18th century.
  • Caricatures – Spanish – 18th century.
  • Satires – Spanish – 18th century.
  • Self-portraits – Spanish – 18th century.
  • Aquatints – Spanish – 18th century.
  • Etchings – Spanish – 18th century.
  • 1799 is the date of publication of the first edition.
  • The paper is described according to the guidelines in The Print Council of America's paper sample book.
  • Printed in sepia ink. The ink, along with the paper, corresponds to the description of the first edition by Tomás Harris, Goya: engravings and lithographs.
  • D82 bears a scratch mark that, according to Tomás Harris, Goya: engravings and lithographs, first appeared early in the printing of the first edition.
  • D42, D53, D64, D79, D83, D104 and D107 exhibit foul biting or stray marks in the margins. Tomás Harris describes foul biting and stray marks that appear in the first edition of the margins of the preceding plates as well as D50.
  • Prints are unbound but accompanied by a mottled calf cover, with gold letters on red on the spine: Caprichos de Goya. According to Tomás Harris, such a binding was used for some first edition sets. The binding bears a book plate of Samuel Putnam Avery and his inscription in pencil "Purchased at sale of D. G. Rossetti's effects London June 7, 1882 Lot 458"
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Cite As (note)
  • S. P. Avery Collection.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Holdings checked in departmental copy of Loys Delteil, Le peintre-gravure illustré, v. XIV and v. XV.
Provenance (note)
  • Gift of Samuel Putnam Avery, 1900. Purchased from Dante Gabriel Rossetti by Avery in 1882.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of Samuel Putnam Avery Collection.
  • D38. Franco Goya y Lucientes, pintor (3rd state) -- D39. El si pronuncian y la mano alargan al primero que llega (2nd state) -- D40. Que viene el coco (3rd state) -- D41. El de la rollona (3rd state) -- D42. Tal para qual (2nd state) -- D43. Nadie se conoce (1st state) -- D44. Ni asi la distingue (2nd state) -- D45. Que se la llevaron! (3rd state) -- D46. Tantalo (1st state) -- D47. El amor y la muerte (3rd state) -- D48. Muchachos al avío (3rd state) -- D49. A caza de dientes (2nd state) -- D50. Estan calientes (2nd state) -- D51. Que sacrificio! (2nd state) -- D52. Bellos consejos (2nd state) -- D53. Dios la perdone: y era su madre (3rd state) -- D54. Bien tirada está (3rd state) -- D55. Y se le quema la casa (2nd state) -- D56. Todos caerán (2nd state) -- D57. Ya van desplumados (2nd state) -- D58. Qual la descañonan! (2nd state) -- D59. Pobrecitas! (2nd state) -- D60. Aquellos polbos (1st state) -- D61. Nohubo remedio (1st state) -- D62. Si quebró el cantaro (2nd state) -- D63. Ya tienen asiento (1st state) -- D64. Quien mas rendido? (3rd state) -- D65. Chiton (2nd state) -- D66. Esto si que es leer? (1st state) -- D67. Porque esconderlos? (2nd state) -- D68. Ruega por ella! (2nd state) -- D69. Por que fue sensible (2nd state) -- D70. Al conde palatino (2nd state) -- D71. Las rinde el sueño (2nd state) -- D72. Le descañona (2nd state) -- D73. Mala noche (2nd state) -- D74. Si sabrá mas el discipulo? (2nd state) -- D75. Brabisimo! (2nd state)
  • D76. Asta su abuelo (1st state) -- D77. De que mal morira? (2nd state) -- D78. Ni mas ni menos (2nd state) -- D79. Tu que no puedes (2nd state) -- D80. El sueño de la razon produce monstruos (1st state) -- D81. Hilan delgado (2nd state) -- D82. Mucho hay que chupar (1st state) -- D83. Correccion (1st state) -- D84. Obsequio á el maestro (2nd state) -- D85. Soplones (2nd state) -- D86. Duendecitos (1st state) -- D87. Los chinchillas (1st state) -- D88. Se repulen (2nd state) -- D89. Lo que puede un sastre! (2nd state) -- D90. Que pico de oro! (2nd state) -- D91. El vergonzoso (2nd state) -- D92. Hasta la muerte (1st state) -- D93. Subir y bajar (2nd state) -- D94. La filiacion (1st state) -- D95. Tragala perro (3rd state) -- D96. Y aun no se van! (2nd state) -- D97. Ensayos (2nd state) -- D98. Volaverunt (1st state) -- D99. Quien lo creyera! (3rd state) -- D100. Miren que grabes! (2nd state) -- D101. Buen viage (2nd state) -- D102. Donde vá mamá? (3rd state) -- D103. Allá vá eso (2nd state) -- D104. Aguarda que te unten (1st state) -- D105. Linda maestra! (3rd state) -- D106. Sopla (2nd state) -- D107. Devota profesion (1st state) -- D108. Si amanece; nos vamos (2nd state) -- D109. No te escaparás (1st state) -- D110. Mejor es holgar (1st state) -- D111. No grites, tonta (2nd state) -- D112. No hay quien nos desate? (2nd state) -- D113. Está ṽmd...pues, como! cuidado! si nó... (1st state) -- D114. Unos á otros (1st state)
Call Number
Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828.
Los caprichos. [graphic] / Goya.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Print Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Cite As:
S. P. Avery Collection.
Holdings checked in departmental copy of Loys Delteil, Le peintre-gravure illustré, v. XIV and v. XV.
Linking Entry
Forms part of Samuel Putnam Avery Collection.
Gift of Samuel Putnam Avery, 1900. Purchased from Dante Gabriel Rossetti by Avery in 1882.
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Added Author
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. Collector
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. Collector
S.P. Avery Collection.
Research Call Number
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