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Three old hags surround a basket of new-born babies with bats in the distance. Etching by F. Goya, 1796/98.

  • Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828
Date
[1796/98]
Reference
36754i
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Description

It has been suggested that this image makes use of the word 'chupar' in meaning 'to suck' or 'to swindle', this is strengthened by the reference to the costume in the form of habits of witches, monks or nuns disguised as witches

Publication/Creation

[1796/98]

Physical description

1 print : etching with aquatint ; platemark 21 x 15.3 cm

Lettering

Mucho hay que chupar.

Lettering note

English translation of lettering: "There is a lot to taste"
Bears number: 45

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36754i

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Languages

  • Spanish


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