Plate 4 from the 'Disparates': Simpleton

Etching, burnished aquatint burin and drypoint | 24.5 x 35cm | c. 1816-23 (published between 1854-63)

Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)

Posthumous but prior to the first edition published by the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid in 1864 under the title 'Los Proverbios'.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1921
Object: 21.54.1

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