Facsimile edition made in 2006 of the graphic work “La Tauromaquia”, engravings on the rite of bullfighting, by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), better known as Francisco de Goya or, simply, as Goya, our brilliant artist between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Edition based on the collection guarded by the National Calcography / Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Madrid) corresponding to the first edition of 1816. Numbered, certified and limited to 988 venal collections. Exhausted and discontinued in origin.
This edition recovers the complete series of 40 engravings that Goya made about bullfighting scenes, 33 of them belonging to the first edition of 1816 supervised by Goya himself and another 7 that were in the back of many other plates and that Goya did not print .
Towards 1815 Goya creates La Tauromaquia, a true reflection of Goya’s fervent love for bulls, in which he tries to capture images that give “an idea of the principles, progress and current state of these festivals in Spain.” The complete set consists of 33 stamps to which must be added other scenes recorded behind some of the plates of the series and that were discarded by small defects; they were published for the first time in the 1876 edition, numbered from A to G. They use etching, aquatint, drypoint and burin.
The collection is presented in a case-box of black cloth with the signature of Goya enlarged and engraved in dry, accompanied by a metallic closure magnetized with the title of the work. Format 59.5 x 44 x 8.5 cm. And inside:
Protective book-folder, similar to the one created by Goya to save his works, with 40 stamps on the branch. Folder bound in Dutch hardcover, aged covers, with the title of the work engraved in dry. Format 57 x 42 cm.
Study book bound in hard cover and black cloth, dry engraving the title of the work, format 30 x 30.5 cm. 382 pages
Book, entitled “The art of Torear”, with several treatises of the nineteenth century on the art of bullfighting, bound in Dutch hardcover and aged covers, guide tape, tinted edges, spine with false nerves. Format 15.5 x 21.5 cm. 272 pages.
Reproduction of a burin of the time (HSS N.1).
All the set in perfect condition, except the box-case, given its poor quality manufacturing, which shows slight signs of use and some small detachment in the joints of the cartons, without much importance.
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