Plate 14 from the 'Disparates': Carnival Folly

Etching and aquatint | 24.5 x 35cm | c. 1816-23 (published 1864)

Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)

This etching has been interpreted as an elaborate allegory of the game of intrigue played out between the Spanish royal court and Napoleon Bonaparte at Bayonne in 1808 that led to the abdication of Charles IV in favor of the French emperor. The absur...
read more