Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, 1811 - Friar Pedro Shoots El Maragato as His Horse Runs Off - fine art print

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When the dreaded bandit El Maragato was seized in 1806 by the humble monk Pedro de Zaldivia, a lay brother of a Franciscan barefoot order, the story swept through Spain. Not only did daily newspapers and pamphlets publicize it, but songs, ballads, and popular prints also praised the heroic deed. Although Francisco de Goya was chief painter to the Spanish king at the time, he was interested in the whole range of human experience, including contemporary Spanish events. The tale of Zaldivia and Maragato evidently captured his imagination. This small, lively painting belongs to a series of six in the Art Institute, which, like a modern-day comic strip, dramatically illustrates the event. This is the climactic scene, presenting the bandit’s humiliating and somewhat comical downfall at the hands of the brave monk. Here, as in all the panels, the artist’s broad, quick brushwork dispenses with unnecessary detail to pinpoint the essential drama of the event. Goya may have made these paintings for himself rather than for a commission, since they were still listed among his possessions in an 1812 inventory.

Background information about the work of art

Painting name: "Friar Pedro Shoots El Maragato as His Horse Runs Off"
Artwork classification: painting
Art categorization: modern art
Period: 19th century
Created in the year: 1811
Approximate age of artwork: 200 years old
Medium of original artwork: oil on panel
Dimensions of the original work of art: 29,2 × 38,5 cm (11 1/2 × 15 5/8 in)
Museum: Art Institute Chicago
Museum location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Website: Art Institute Chicago
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Art Institute Chicago
Creditline of artwork: Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

About the painter

Artist: Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Artist gender: male
Nationality: Spanish
Jobs of the artist: painter
Country of origin: Spain
Classification: modern artist
Styles: Classicism
Lifetime: 82 years
Year of birth: 1746
Hometown: Fuendetodos in Zaragoza
Year of death: 1828
Deceased in (place): Bordeaux

The product

Product categorization: art print
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Manufacturing method: digital printing
Manufacturing: German production
Stock type: on demand production
Product usage: home décor, home design
Image orientation: landscape format
Image aspect ratio: (length : width) 4 : 3
Side ratio implication: the length is 33% longer than the width
Available variants: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Poster print (canvas paper): 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Dibond print (alumnium material) sizes: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Art print framing: without frame

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Specifications of the article

The 19th century piece of art was created by the male painter Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes in 1811. The original was painted with the size: 29,2 × 38,5 cm (11 1/2 × 15 5/8 in) and was made on the medium oil on panel. It forms part of the collection of Art Institute Chicago. We are glad to reference that the public domain artwork is supplied with courtesy of Art Institute Chicago. The creditline of the artpiece is the following: Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection. What is more, the alignment of the digital reproduction is landscape and has a ratio of 4 : 3, meaning that the length is 33% longer than the width. The painter Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes was a European artist from Spain, whose artistic style was mainly Classicism. The Spanish painter was born in the year 1746 in Fuendetodos in Zaragoza and passed away at the age of 82 in 1828 in Bordeaux.

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