Que Valor! (What Courage!). Francisco de Goya, Spanish.
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Que Valor! (What Courage!)

c1814/1863. Etching with aquatint, plate number “7” and titled in plate above and below image, 15.3 x 20.5cm. Slight foxing overall, minor cockling, old mount burn.

Held in National Galleries, Scotland, with the comment “This print is notable among Goya’s Disasters of War etchings as being one of the few to depict a well-known event. It shows the heroism of a woman named Augustina Zaragoza (also known as Agustina de Aragon) during the 1807 Napoleonic siege of Saragossa. She is shown standing on the bodies of fallen Spanish artillerymen as she fires a canon at the French army.”

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Item #CL184-16

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