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It is better to be lazy. (Major es holgar.)

Accession Number
2008/1.152.73

Title
It is better to be lazy. (Major es holgar.)

Artist(s)
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Object Creation Date
1799

Medium & Support
etching, burnished aquatint and burin on paper

Dimensions
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);8 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in (20.64 cm x 13.02 cm);8 3/8 in x 5 15/16 in (21.27 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 73
It is better to be lazy.
(Major es holgar.)
Etching, burnished aquatint, and burin
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, 2008/1.152.73
Commentary: If the more he works the less he likes it, he is quite right to say, “It is better to be lazy.”

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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