Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Bailando en una cuerda floja (Dancing on a slack rope, i.e. Skating on thin ice), or Disparate puntu, Early 19th century
Etching and aquatint
Harris 267 iii/III; Delteil 221, ii/III. One of four additional plates which were prepared for the Proverbios series but unpublished until the late 19th century. Published by L'Art in 1877 with the title Una Reina Del Circo. Inscribed in the plate lower left: 'Goya, inv. et Sc./ L'Art.'; inscribed in the plate lower center: 'UNA REINA DEL CIRCO. / (Une reine du Cirque)'; inscribed in the plate lower right: 'Fcois Lienard.Imp.Paris.'. A fine impression in fine condition, aside from light foxing in the margins. Sheet measures 11 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches.