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Lot 233: FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Margarita de Austria.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
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.