Artwork Information

  • Title:

    To The Count Palatine (Al Conde Palatino)

  • Artist:

    Goya, Francisco

  • Artist Bio:

    Spanish, 1746–1828

  • Date:

    etched 1794-1798, published 1803

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  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Robert Fizzell

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  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

In all sciences there are charlatans who know everything and can find a remedy for anything, without every having studied a word. One cannot trust what they announce. He who really is a savant never is confident of success; he promises little, and accomplishes much. But the Count Palatine does not fulfill any of his promises.


En todas ciencias hay charlatanes que sin haber estudiado palabra lo saben todo y para todo hallan remedio. No hay que fiarse de lo que anuncian. El verdadero sabio desconfía siempre del acierto; promete poco y cumple mucho; pero el Conde Palatino, no cumple nada de lo que promete.