Plate 23: Those specks of dust, from The Caprichos, 2014
Etching and aquatint
‘For shame! To treat in this way an honorable man who has lived to harm nothing. So steadfast and true. For shame!’
Edition of 12. Plate 23 from the series The Caprichos. Inscribed in the plate top right: ’23’; titled in the plate lower center: ‘Those specks of dust.’. 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.