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