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  • Museum number

    1975,1025.419

  • Description

    A bound set of the twice weekly newspaper 'Gazeta de Madrid', containing numbers 1 to 105 from 1 January to 31 December 1799 (though with a considerable number of issues missing). On p.132 (for 19th February) is the announcement of the sale of the set of Goya's 'Caprichos'.
    Letterpress, bound in contemporary half-leather with marbled boards

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1799
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 203 millimetres
    • Width: 145 millimetres (each page approx.)
  • Location

    Goya cupboard

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Los Caprichos
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1975

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1975,1025.419

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