Francisco Goya (1746-1828)
Chitón from Los Caprichos, 1885 (published 1799)

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11 1/2 × 8 1/4 inches (29.2 × 21 cm)

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Los Caprichos is a set of eighty satirical etchings produced by Francisco Goya, first published together as an album in 1799. In his wide-ranging critique of eighteenth-century Spanish society, Goya depicted a variety of subjects, which he himself described as “the innumerable foibles and follies to be found in any civilized society.”1

The title of this print, Chitón, translates to something like “Hush.” In the print, one figure whispers to another.

1 Robert Hughes, Goya (New York: Knopf, 2003), 181.