Plate 22: Poor little girls!, from The Caprichos, 2013
Etching and aquatint
‘The men can help these women who have spent too much time outside. The law is on their side, which may not serve and protect these ‘women’ in the end.’
Edition of 12. Plate 22 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: ’22’; titled in the plate lower center: ‘Poor little girls!’. 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.