Sera lo Mismo (It will be the same), plate 21 from 'Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War) by Francisco Jose De Goya Lucientes

The print shows one of the atrocities that Goya witnessed as the Napoleonic troops rampaged through Spain.


Etching & burnished lavis
19.4 x 25.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£13,000 ( Total: £37,000)
Acquired in:
Frederick Mulder

He chose not to illustrate the major battles, but recorded the anonymous violent incidents suffered by the Spanish people at the hands of French troops or Spanish traitors. This proof shows an earlier trial state before Goya renumbered the series, with the tonal medium of lavis still not cleaned from the margin.


Private collection; Sotheby's, 2003; Frederick Mulder.

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