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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1975,1025.192

  • Description

    Biographical introductory text page to the first edition of Goya's 'Los Desastres de la Guerra', printed in the workshop of Laurenciano Potenciano for the Real Academia, Madrid, completed in 1863 Letterpress

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1863
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 245 millimetres
    • Width: 320 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This edition was limited to 500 examples.

  • Location

    Spanish XVIIIc Mounted Roy

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Los Desastres de la Guerra
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1975

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1975,1025.192

Biographical introductory text page to the first edition of Goya's 'Los Desastres de la Guerra', printed in the workshop of Laurenciano Potenciano for the Real Academia, completed in 1863
Letterpress

Biographical introductory text page to the first edition of Goya's 'Los Desastres de la Guerra', printed in the workshop of Laurenciano Potenciano for the Real Academia, completed in 1863 Letterpress

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