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Cats fighting  1786

by Francisco de Goya

Two cats, their fur standing up and their backs arched, spit and face off on top of a brick wall. This is one of the cartoons for the Prince and Princess of Asturias´ dining room in El Pardo. As its narrow horizontal format shows, it was designed to hang over a door, a position favored by the perspective the painter gave it. Goya offers a perfect analysis of the cats´ post...
56.5 x 196.5 cm
Oil on canvas
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