Even thus he cannot make her out (Ni asi la distingue)

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Even thus he cannot make her out (Ni asi la distingue)

1799

Etching, aquatint, and drypoint

7 3/4 x 5 13/16 in; 197 x 148 mm, wide margins, deckled edge and binding holes

Plate 7 from first edition

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Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux

Plate 7 from 'Los Caprichos ' Etching, aquatint, and drypoint, 1799 from the first edition. Lettered on plate with number '7' and titled 'Ni asi la distingue'. Plate: 7 3/4 x 5 13/16 in; 197 x 148 mm, wide margins, deckled edge and binding holes. Reference: Harris 42.III.1 (first edition, published 1799. Goya’s Commentary: In order to know what she is, a monocle is not enough: judgement and experience of the world are needed and these are precisely what this poor gentleman is lacking.