The famous American, Mariano Ceballos
The Bulls of Bordeaux, Francisco de Goya
Francisco de Goya
The famous American, Mariano Ceballos The Bulls of Bordeaux
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The famous American, Mariano Ceballos The Bulls of Bordeaux, 1825


Darstellung
310 x 404 mm
Blatt
398 x 502 mm
Physical Description
Lithography
Inventory Number
67833
Object Number
67833 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 as a gift from Dagmar Westberg, Frankfurt am Main
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Mariano Ceballos, called “El Indio”, had originally been a black slave in South America. From there he imported a form of bullfighting uncommon in Spain: he rode on the bull himself. He died in the arena in 1780 or 1781. Decades later, Goya still remembered this unusual connection between man and animal. The artist executed the lithograph in crayon, which he then partially scratched off again. The depiction has a strong spatial effect and brings the thrilling atmosphere of the bullfight arena to life.

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07.06.2024