[H]asta su abuelo (As far back as his grandfather)
Plate 39 from Los Caprichos (Caprices)

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish, 1746 - 1828

Date:
1797-98

Medium:
Etching and aquatint

Dimensions:
Plate: 8 3/8 x 6 inches (21.3 x 15.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1950-30-39

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Bloomfield Moore Fund, 1950

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Label:
One of Goya's favored targets for criticism was the stupidity and vanity of the aristocracy. Here, Goya depicts a ridiculous ass as a member of the nobility, whose attention is consumed by his family tree and pedigree.