A collection of eighty plates drawn and etched by Don Franciso Goya was published in Madrid by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, in 1863.
From the preface to the original collection some words:
Goya at any time and in any circumstances would have won the renown that his true originality, offspring of the singular independence of his character, could not fail to gain for him. Self-taught, he may be said to have founded a school single-handedly, with a mode of artistic vision which no one before him possessed . . .
Francisco Goya y Lucientes was born in Aragon, on March 31, 1746. He died at Bordeaux on April 16, 1828.
Goya used suitable titles for all eighty plates. The one shown above is titled: Nothing. We shall see.