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Item Details
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Culture
Spain, 19th century
Title
The Proverbs: Two Heads are Better than One or Poor Folly
Work Type
Print
Date
1816-1823 (printed c. 1863)
Material
etching, aquatint, drypoint and engraving
Description
The Proverbs are a group of 22 prints that are among the most powerful, original, and enigmatic of Goya's etchings. Although many of the scenes can be identified with proverbs, it is hard to judge the political, religious, or social connotations of these works. Many of the prints represent carnival themes, which Goya may have used as an allegory to express ideas concerning the state of Spain and his personal life.
State: II (trial proof)
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: PR - Etching
Department: Prints
Edwin R. and Harriet Pelton Perkins Memorial Fund
Accession Number
Related Item
Harris 258; Perez Sanchez and Gallego p. 186 no. 11
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1996.7_full.tif
SSID
24620786

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