GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco de
(b. 1746, Fuendetodos, d. 1828, Bordeaux)
What more can one do?1812-15
Etching and aquatint, 158 x 208 mm
This is Plate 33 from the series The Disasters of War (Los desastres de la guerra).
French soldiers castrate or kill a defenceless man. This is another scene that the artist, living in Madrid, probably did not see at first hand. Brutality and death fired his imagination.