Andarse Por Las Ramas (To go amongst the branches), Disparate Ridiculo; plate 3 from Los Proverbios by Francisco Goya

Andarse Por Las Ramas (To go amongst the branches), Disparate Ridiculo; plate 3 from Los Proverbios by Francisco Goya

Andarse Por Las Ramas (To go amongst the branches), Disparate Ridiculo; plate 3 from Los Proverbios

Francisco Goya

Title

Andarse Por Las Ramas (To go amongst the branches), Disparate Ridiculo; plate 3 from Los Proverbios

 
Artist

Francisco Goya

  1746 - 1828 (biography)
Year
1819 -1824 (printed 1864) 
Technique
etching, aquatint and drypoint 
Image Size
9 5/8 x 13 7/8" platemark 
Signature
unsigned, as usual 
Edition Size
from first edition of 300; 60 sets for the members of the academy and a further edition of 240. 
Annotations
A. Maroni's (Lugt 150B) collector's stamp in red ink, lower left 
Reference
Harris 250; Delteil 204 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
first edition, before numbers 
Publisher
Academia de Nobles Artes de San Fernando 
Inventory ID
ANFO128 
Price
$5,000.00 
Description
Goya did the plates for the "Disparates" around 1816 - 20. Working proofs were pulled of some but it was in 1848 that some unevenly printed posthumous prints were pulled. This first well printed edition of 18 plates was in 1864 by the Academia, published as "Los Proverbios" This impression is from that first edition. It has the collector's stamp of A. Maroni (L150b) in red ink in the left margin. There were at least 8 subsequent editions up til 1937 on differednt papers and varying quality of printing. The subject, also known as "Extravagant Folly" or "Ridiculous Folly" shows a coven of witches in a tree (one has a beard) and were used by Goya as representatives of social decadence. Many of the proverbs can only be speculated about.