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He who does not like thee will defame thee in jest, plate 17 from Los Proverbios

A work made of etching and burnished aquatint on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of etching and burnished aquatint on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1815/24

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

A figure with a frog-like face sits at center of this print with hands folded in prayer and eyes closed. From underneath the figure, a small dog – a symbol of loyalty- barks at the encircling crowd that points and jeers. Like all of Goya’s prints in this series, this etching’s moral lesson is tinged with both absurdity and dread.

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

He who does not like thee will defame thee in jest, plate 17 from Los Proverbios

Origin

Spain

Date

Made 1815–1824

Medium

Etching and burnished aquatint on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

218 × 323 mm (image); 245 × 352 mm (plate); 332 × 497 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.3326

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