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Friar Pedro Shoots El Maragato as His Horse Runs Off  1806

by Francisco de Goya

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, ...
29.2 × 38.5 cm (11 1/2 × 15 5/8 in.)
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago