Francisco de Goya

Landscape with Cliff and Waterfall (Paisaje con peñasco y cascada)

Clasificación
Landscape with Cliff and Waterfall (Paisaje con peñasco y cascada)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1812
Dimensiones
168 x 283 mm
Técnica y soporte
Etching and burnished aquatint
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Ficha: realización/revisión
15 Nov 2010 / 30 Jun 2022
Inventario
225
Historia

See The Blind Guitarrist. In 1810, Goya divided the copperplate of this work in two to make etchings no. 14, The way is hard!, and no. 30, Ravages of war of his Disasters of War series.

Very few state proofs of this etching have survived.

The preparatory drawing made for the print is in the Prado Museum.

Análisis artístico

On the left-hand side of the etching, in the foreground, Goya has placed a large rock, behind which we can see a river and a waterfall. On the far left, the painter has etched a small wooden bridge.

This print must have been made at the same time as Landscape with Cliff, Buildings and Trees, in which we see the same huge rock, but this time placed not on the left- but on the right-hand side. This detail suggests that the two images may depict the same place seen from two different angles and, perhaps, at different times.

Goya has used aquatint to render the leaden sky and part of the water, whilst again using etching for the rock, which has been built up using lines slanting in different directions to obtain a sense of its shape.

This solid rock, here taking up a considerable part of the landscape, can be related to the painting traditionally attributed to Goya, City on a Rock.

Conservación

The plate for this etching has been divided in two.

Exposiciones
  • Exposición de la obra grabada de Goya
    Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte
    Madrid
    1928
    catalogue by Miguel Velasco Aguirre
  • Grabados y dibujos de Goya en la Biblioteca Nacional
    Biblioteca Nacional
    Madrid
    1946
    catalogue Elena Páez Ríos
  • Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1746-1828: restrospective
    Musée Jacquemart-André
    París
    1961
  • Goya en la Biblioteca Nacional. Exposición de grabados y dibujos en el sesquicentenario de su muerte
    Biblioteca Nacional
    Madrid
    1978
    May - June 1978
  • Goya. Das Zeitalter der Revolucionen. Kunst um 1800 (1980 – 1981)
    Hamburger Kunsthalle
    Hamburg
    1980
  • Goya grabador
    Fundación Juan March
    Madrid
    1994
    consultant editors Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez and Julián Gállego, from January 14th to March 20th 1994
  • Goya artista de su tiempo y Goya artista único
    The National Museum of Western Art
    Tokyo
    1999
    from December 1st to July 3th 1999
Bibliografía
  • BERUETE Y MONET, Aureliano de
    Goya, grabador
    MadridBlass S.A.
    1918
    cat. 254
  • HARRIS, Tomás
    Goya engravings and lithographs, vol. I y II.
    Bruno Cassirer
    1964
    cat. 24
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    cat. 750
  • SANTIAGO, Elena M. (coordinadora)
    Catálogo de las estampas de Goya en la Biblioteca Nacional
    MadridMinisterio de Educación y Cultura, Biblioteca Nacional
    1996
    cat. 65
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