Old Man Goya (Signed copy)
Signed by Julia Blackburn
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 15.5cm, 239pp.
Signed by Julia Blackburn to the title page.
In 1792, when he was forty-seven, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya contracted a serious illness which left him stone deaf. In this extraordinary book Julia Blackburn follows Goya through the remaining thirty-five years of his life. It was a time of political turmoil, of war, violence and confusion, and Goya transformed what he saw happening in the world around him into his visionary paintings, drawings and etchings.
Very good condition, with a little fading to the wrapper's spine.