According to A.M. Hind, History of engraving and etching, London, 1908, p. 253ff, the donkey represents Galinsoya [i.e. Galinsoga?], botanist, physician to the Queen of Spain, and surgeon to Manuel de Godoy, Prime Minister of Spain
1 print : aquatint with etching ; platemark 21.7 x 15 cm
De que mal morirá?
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A donkey as a physician taking the pulse of a dying man. Aquatint with etching by F. Goya, ca. 1797.
Credit: Wellcome Collection.
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