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Why hide them? (Porque esconderlos?)

Accession Number
2008/1.152.30

Title
Why hide them? (Porque esconderlos?)

Artist(s)
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Object Creation Date
1799

Medium & Support
etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint on paper

Dimensions
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);7 7/8 in x 4 7/8 in (20 cm x 12.38 cm);8 7/16 in x 5 15/16 in (21.43 cm x 15.08 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund

Label copy
Plate 30
Why hide them?
(Porque esconderlos?)
Etching, burnished aquatint, and drypoint
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, 2008/1.152.30
Commentary: The answer is easy. The reason he doesn’t want to spend them and does not spend is because although he is over eighty and can’t live another month, he still fears that he will live long enough to lack money. So mistaken are the calculations of avarice.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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