What a golden beak! (Que pico de oro!)Artist(s)Francisco José de Goya y LucientesObject Creation Date1799Medium & Supportetching, burnished aquatint and burin on paperDimensions
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);8 3/8 in x 5 5/16 in (21.27 cm x 13.49 cm);8 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in (21.59 cm x 14.92 cm)Credit LineGift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry FundLabel copy
What a golden beak!
(Que pico de oro!)
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, 2008/1.152.53
Commentary: This looks a bit like an academic meeting. Perhaps the parrot is speaking about medicine? However, don’t believe a word he says. There is many a doctor who has a “golden beak” when he is talking, but when he comes to prescriptions, he’s a Herod; he can ramble on about pains, but can’t cure them: he makes fools of sick people and fills the cemeteries with skulls.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typeintaglio printCollection AreaWesternRights
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