Inscribed, in plate, lower center: Se aprovechan.; signed, in plate, lower left: Goya; inscribed, in graphite, upper right: 16
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Delteil 135; Harris 136
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