Los Caprichos

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Los Caprichos
30 x 21 cm
First Edition of 1799
Etchings with burnished aquatint, drypoint and engraving on laid paper
Pedro Agustin Giron black ink stamp on plate 1 in the lower margin
Set of 80, Created 1797-98
Not sold
A very fine early copy from the First Edition of 1799, printed in warm sepia with rich contrasts and bright burnished highlights, before the scratch on plate 45, with sharp platemarks, the full sheets, plate 33 hand-coloured with watercolour presumably by another hand, generally in very good condition, in a contemporary half-calf binding with marbled paper-covered boards, with the title and artist's name in gilt on the red spine tab label, the marbled end-papers in the earliest design, generally in good condition