Artwork Information

  • Title:

    The Lineage (La Filiacion)

  • Artist:

    Goya, Francisco

  • Artist Bio:

    Spanish, 1746–1828

  • Date:

    etched 1794-1798, published 1803

  • Medium:

    Etching and aquatint

  • Dimensions:

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Robert Fizzell

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

The purpose is to wheedle the bridegroom by showing him the pedigree, and who the parents, grand-parents, great grand-parents, and great-great-grand-parents of the young lady were. But, who is she? He will find out later.


Aquí se trata de engatusar al novio haciéndole ver por la egecutoria quienes fueron los padres, abuelos, visabuelos y tatarabuelos de la señorita; y ella, ¿quén es? Luego la verá.