- Purchased with assistance from the Olive Stirrat Bequest, 1985
- 265 x 370mm
Francisco Goya held the role of official painter of the Spanish court from 1796 to 1826, including through the tumultuous 1808–13 French occupation. In 1816, he published Tauromaquia (The Art of Bullfighting), a series of thirty-three aquatint etchings paying sombre tribute to the tradition, which had been completely prohibited in 1805 but restored under French rule.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)