standing woman at center in a dark dress; man, holding his hat in his PR hand, looks very closely at woman's face with a small lens in his PL hand; two seated women in background

Ni asi la Distingue (Even so he cannot recognize her), from Los Caprichos, 1799

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In 1793, an illness left Spanish court painter, Francisco Goya profoundly deaf, a condition that may have liberated him to explore unconventional subjects in his art. A few years later, he published Los Caprichos, a set of 80 etchings and aquatints that delved into prostitution, superstition, religious exploitation, abuse of power, witchcraft, and other follies of Spanish society. Though Goya took care to keep his imagery somewhat inscrutable, avoiding specific reference to individuals, the prints proved so inflammatory that they were withdrawn from sale within fifteen days. This print refers to the custom of arranged marriages in Spain.

Details
Title
Ni asi la Distingue (Even so he cannot recognize her), from Los Caprichos
Artist Life
1746–1828
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2000.283.5
Provenance
Edith and Norman Garmezy, Edina, MN; Garmezys acquired print from Paul Prouté, Paris, in 1984
Catalogue Raisonne
Delteil 44
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standing woman at center in a dark dress; man, holding his hat in his PR hand, looks very closely at woman's face with a small lens in his PL hand; two seated women in background