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Francisco de Goya

Los Caprichos Bellos Consejos (Good Advice)

Los Caprichos Bellos Consejos (Good Advice)

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Artist: Franciscos de Goya

Title: Los Caprichos Bellos Consejos No 15

Ca. 1797 - 1798

Dimensions: 220 x 154 mm

Medium: Etching with burnished aquatint , drypoint and engraving

4th edition

This is a 4th edition print from the Estate of Charles F. Ramus, Denver Colorado. mr. Ramus was a curator of prints and drawings at the Denver Museum and art history professor at the University of Denver. He dedicated over 40 years to collecting fine art prints and drawings with a focus on European artists to include Goya, Toulouse -Lautrec, Paul Gavarni and Odilon Redon to name a few.

In this print, Goya openly criticizes the prostitution to which, on many occasions, the young women resorted to the advice of people who were part of their own environment who gave them beautiful advice . Likewise, prostitution was a matter of concern in enlightened circles since, after the closure of brothels in the 17th century due to diseases that came from America, prostitutes practiced their profession in the street, without any type of protection. or control. This is one of the reasons that increased insecurity in many of the streets of the capital.


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