GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco de
(b. 1746, Fuendetodos, d. 1828, Bordeaux)

The Colossus

1810-18
Mezzotint engraving, 285 x 210 mm
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This engraving by Goya (Goya's only mezzotint engraving) was formerly described (by his grandson) as a 'giant'. It shows a figure seated on a hill beneath a crescent moon, a meditative, passive counterpart to the threatening Colossus of the painting in the Prado.




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