two men flanking a bull, each stabbing it with staffs, in the shoulder and PR side, in a spare grey landscape with trees at center middle ground

Otro modo de cazar á pie (Another Way of Hunting on Foot), 1816

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, and burin

The Winton Jones Endowment Fund for Prints and Drawings 2015.90.2

Not on View

In the 33-print series "Tauromaquia," Goya traces the history of bullfighting in Spain, from men hunting in open fields, as seen in Otro modo de cazar á pie (Another Way of Hunting on Foot), to the modern, ritualized spectacle it became in the 18th century. Goya captures the brut nature of the bull, whose mournful expression shows defeat as he struggles submissively to lift his head. The print is technically sophisticated in its combination of etching, drypoint, engraving, and the new medium of aquatint, which Goya deployed to luminous, evocative effect.

Image: Public Domain. The Winton Jones Endowment Fund for Prints and Drawings

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