Se aprovechan. (They profit.)

Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish, 1746 - 1828

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1810-1820

Etching and aquatint on paper

First edition, made prior to all corrections

Plate: 6 5/16 × 9 1/4 in. (16.1 × 23.5 cm)

Sheet: 9 3/4 × 12 13/16 in. (24.7 × 32.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935

PR.991.50.1.16

Portfolio / Series Title

Number 16 of 80 from Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War)

Publisher

Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid, Spain

Geography

Place Made: Spain, Europe

Period

19th century

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

Inscribed, in plate, lower center: Se aprovechan.; signed, in plate, lower left: Goya; inscribed, in graphite, upper right: 16 Watermark: HGO/Palmette

Label

Goya’s Disasters of Wars series chronicles the reality and effects of the French invasion of Spain under Napoleon Bonaparte at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Numbered and captioned, the prints can be read together or individually as records of the atrocities committed against civilians. In this selection of six works, Goya presents the bodily horrors inflicted upon people on both sides of the conflict. Sawn in half, cut in pieces, dragged through the dirt, strung from trees, and thrown into piles, men and women are subject to immense torture. Goya’s sometimes ironic, sometimes descriptive captions comment on the scenes, speaking at once to the sense of resignation and horror at the ongoing war.

From the 2023 exhibition Recording War: Images of Violence 1500 – 1900, curated by Elizabeth Rice Mattison, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Academic Programming

Course History

SART 27, Printmaking I: Intaglio, Louise Hamlin, Spring 2012

SART 27, SART 28, Printmaking I: Intaglio, Printmaking II, Louise Hamlin, Winter 2013

SART 27, SART 28, SART 74, Printmaking I, II, III, Louise Hamlin, Spring 2013

SART 27, SART 28, Printmaking I: Intaglio, Printmaking II, Louise Hamlin, Winter 2012

SART 27, SART 28, Printmaking I-Intaglio, Printmaking II, Louise Hamlin, Winter 2014

SART 27, SART 28, SART 74, Printmaking I, Printmaking II, Printmaking III, Louise Hamlin, Spring 2014

Anthropology 3.01, Introduction to Anthropology, Charis Ford Morrison Boke 1, Summer 2023

Studio Art 27.01/28.01/74.01, Printmaking I/II/III, Josh Dannin, Summer 2024

Exhibition History

Death and Dying: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 55, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 26, 1995.

Fatal Consequences: Callot, Goya, and the Horrors of War, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 8-December 9, 1990.

Recording War: Images of Violence, 1500-1900, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 23-December 9, 2023.

Publication History

Timothy Rub, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Kelly Pask, "A Gift to the College: The Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil Jr. Collection of Master Prints", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1998, listed, p.96, no. 117.

Hilliard T. Goldfarb and Reva Wolf, Fatal Consequences: Callot, Goya, and the Horrors of War, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1990, p. 61, ill. IX.

Provenance

Date unknown, in the collection of Felix Somary (1881-1956), Vienna and Zurich; sold Sotheby's, New York, May 3, 1978, lot 2; purchased by Adolph Weil, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama; 1991 given to Dartmouth College by Adolph Weil, Jr., Class of 1935.

Catalogue Raisonne

Delteil 135; Harris 136

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