Etching, aquatint and drypoint
Harris 96 III.1/III.12
214 x 150 mm; sheet 315 x 225 mm
A rich, fine impression printed on laid paper, with the aquatint in three tones, with a strong contrast between the delicate tones in the background and the central female figure.
Only in the early impressions we can appreciate this contrast, which then gradually fails, flattening the print. In pristine condition, with full uncut margins.
Plate 61 of Los Caprichos, from the first edition of twelve, of 1799, the only edition printed during the artist’s lifetime. Our sheet is one of the 300 impressions of this edition.