Goya: engravings and lithographs. Foreword by Sir Anthony Blunt
Oxford, Bruno Cassirer, 1964
Two volumes (36 cm), I (Text and illustrations): xv, 234 pp., 155 illustrations. II (Catalogue raisonné): xiii, 458 (2) pp., 181 tipped-in collotype plates. Uniform publisher’s orange cloth boards. - The standard catalogue of Goya’s prints, dealing with every known print in detail, as well as drawings for prints which were not used (such as five prepared for Los Caprichos), with appendices on the merits of each edition of each series, a listing of watermarks in the papers used, index of working and trial proofs arranged by the public collections in which they are found. “There is no doubt that this is the definitive publication to date… it is hard to believe that it will ever be superseded” (Joseph C. Sloane, in The Art Bulletin, volume 51, June 1969, p.193). This original edition is far superior to the reduced reprint (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy, 1983) in the clarity of the plates. Freitag 4661; Riggs p. 318. ¶ Slight sun to spines. Pencil ownership inscription of Jörg Schäfer on pastedown - Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 30, Munich, 28-31 October 1997, lot 2314.