Inventory photographed 2/23/2021
Inventory photographed 2/23/2021

And This Too


Series Title
Disasters of War
Artist
Francisco Goya (Spanish, 1746 – 1828)
printer : National Calcografía (Spanish, b. 1789)
publisher : Real Academia (Spanish)
Date
First edition ca. 1810-20; this edition 1906
Medium
Etching
Dimensions
Sheet : 11 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (28.58 x 36.04 cm)
Mat : 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm)
Plate : 6 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (15.72 x 21.91 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2017.29.2

Label
This print belongs to a subgroup of images within Francisco Goya's Disasters of War series that portray the effects of the Napoleonic invasion on Spanish civilians. The emphasis on the central group of women, whose clothing indicates they are well-to-do, shows that war affects all people, not just the soldiers or the most vulnerable in society. Though the women and children in this print are presumably leaving their homes, there is not the same sense of urgency that is found in many other Disasters of War prints. The women and children appear to be heading towards a darkened sky, suggesting there will be no true escape from the horrors of the war around them. [Madeleine Zimmerman ‘20]

Object Type
Print