Ya tienen asiento [They've already got a seat]
[first published 1799, this impression c.1855]
Aquatint with large margins, platemark 220 x 155mm (8½ x 6").
Plate 26 from Goya's famous series of eighty prints, 'Los Caprichos'. 'Two young ladies, blindly following the vicissitudes of fashion to the point of immodesty, wear their petticoats and upturned chairs on their heads—much to the mocking amusement of onlookers...Goya makes a play on the Spanish word asiento which means both "seat" and "judgment," suggesting that these young ladies are thinking with their bottoms' (Brooklyn Museum cataloguing). The preparatory drawing for the print is in the Prado, and the copper plate is in the Calcografía Nacional (also in Madrid).
Delteil 63 I
[Ref: 32339] £580.00