GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco de
(b. 1746, Fuendetodos, d. 1828, Bordeaux)
Birds of a Feather1799
Etching and aquatint, 200 x 151 mm
This is Plate 5 (Tal para qual) from the series Los Caprichos.
Godoy, the Chief Minister, was the target of Goya's satirical wit in several plates of Los Caprichos, for instance. in the etching entitled Birds of a Feather. According to contemporary commentaries this is a reference to Godoy and Queen María Luisa, in particular to an occasion when she was mocked by a group of washerwomen for her unseemly behaviour.