Otro modo de cazar á pie (Another Way of Hunting on Foot), Plate 2 from the 'Tauromaquia'. by Francisco Goya

Otro modo de cazar á pie (Another Way of Hunting on Foot), Plate 2 from the Tauromaquia. by Francisco Goya

Otro modo de cazar á pie (Another Way of Hunting on Foot), Plate 2 from the 'Tauromaquia'.

Francisco Goya

Title

Otro modo de cazar á pie (Another Way of Hunting on Foot), Plate 2 from the 'Tauromaquia'.

 
Artist

Francisco Goya

  1746 - 1828 (biography)
Year
1816 (printed 1876) 
Technique
etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, and added roulette. 
Image Size
7 7/8 x 12 3/16" image; 9-5/8 x 13-3/4" platemark 
Signature
unsigned, as usual 
Edition Size
Third edition: Harris comments that "The edition appears to be small" 
Annotations
numbered "2" in the upper right within the platemark 
Reference
Harris 205; Delteil 2025; Homann 84. 
Paper
antique-white laid "Arches" 
State
third of seven editions 
Publisher
E. Loizelet, Paris, 1876 
Inventory ID
22727 
Price
$900.00 
Description

The ancient Spaniards hunted wild bulls in the mountains, the practice of which was probably formalized into the bullfight. In the book "The Changing Image, Prints by Francisco Goya" the text on page 212 states:"This...is in fact what Goya represents: his ancient forebears - rough, brutish-looking hunters - who have separated a bull from a roving herd and transfix him between two spears." And on page 214, "The plate is executed in what seems to be Goya's later style for the 'Tauromaquia'. The figures are large in scale, grouped together at the center of the design, and few in number..."

Harris comments about the third edition:"Plates 1, 2, (this) and 16 are considerably restored by Loizelet, mostly with the roulette." and "The plates were probably steel-faced before the making of this edition...the impressions are over-inked."

This edition had an additional seven plates added, for a total of 40 plates. The seven plates were also issued separately and offered to the public in a portfolio.

Harris again notes about editions 3 through 7:"Aquatint in the sky is extensively restored with the roulette and the plate-polishing scratches have been burnished out in the highlights; the darker aquatint holds fairly well; the highlights on the figures are printed with tone. Broken etched areas in the bull and figures are reworked with drypoint cross-hatching. The engraved borders are partially reworked with the burin and roulette. Oxidation is removed from the borders.