Lot 233: FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Margarita de Austria.

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November 3, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
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Description: FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA
Margarita de Austria.

Etching printed in black on cream laid paper, 1778. 375x313 mm; 14 3/4x12 3/8 inches, wide margins. First edition, before the bevel of the plate and before the second edition (also before the bevel) which was printed in a "pale, grayish sepia ink," according to Harris. A superb impression of this scarce, early etching with strong contrasts.

After a painting by Velázquez. According to Harris, the first edition of this print, pulled at the Calcografía, Madrid, in 1778-79, appears "to have been small." Delteil 7; Harris 6.
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