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How they pluck her! (¡Qual la descanonan!)

Accession Number
2008/1.152.21

Title
How they pluck her! (¡Qual la descanonan!)

Artist(s)
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Object Creation Date
1799

Medium & Support
etching and burnished aquatint on paper

Dimensions
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);8 1/8 in x 4 15/16 in (20.64 cm x 12.54 cm);8 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in (21.59 cm x 14.61 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 21
How they pluck her!
(¡Qual la descañonan!)
Etching and burnished aquatint
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, 2008/1.152.21
Commentary: Hens (pretty lasses) also encounter birds of prey to pluck them and that is why the saying goes: you’ll get as good as you give.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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