Plate 17: It is nicely stretched, from The Caprichos, 2014
Etching and aquatint
‘Oh! This funny lady knows she is an expert. She knows quite well what is wanted of this woman, and will ensure that this stocking fits tight.’
Edition of 12. Plate 17 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: ’17’; titled in the plate lower center: ‘It is nicely stretched.’. Numbered, signed, and dated in pencil.
The Caprichos, by Emily Lombardo, is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799. Both reveal the dark underbelly of cultural movements which ultimately serve to divide society across economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. Lombardo brings these issues into contemporary light through a queer feminist lens.
This edition was published by Childs Gallery and printed at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT) by printer Opal Ecker DeRuvo. Hahnemühle Copperplate Bright White paper and Portland Black ink where used for this edition.