Albuquerque museum lands rare Goya exhibit

February 5, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A first edition of Francisco Goya’s “Caprichos” prints will be on display at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History starting Sunday.

The exhibition will last through May 13. It will include a [auth] complete set of 80 etchings. The set is one of four acquired directly from the artist in 1799 by the duke of Osuna.

The collection eventually passed to Pedro Fernandez Duran, a great Spanish collector of the 19th century and a major donor to the Museo del Prado in Spain. His collector’s mark appears on all 80 prints in the set.

Other works include a few later edition prints from the “Caprichos” series along with examples from each of Goya’s other major series.

With “Caprichos,” the museum says Goya set out to analyze the human condition and denounce social abuses and superstitions.

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