Artwork Information

  • Title:

    What a sacrifice! (Que sacrificio!)

  • Artist:

    Goya, Francisco

  • Artist Bio:

    Spanish, 1746–1828

  • Date:

    etched 1794-1798, published 1803

  • Medium:

    Etching, aquatint and drypoint

  • Dimensions:

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Robert Fizzell

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

One can’t help it. The bridegroom is not the desirable, but he is rich, and, at the cost of an unhappy girl’s freedom, relief for a hungry family is bought. Such is the way of the world!


Como ha de ser. El novio no es de los más apetecibles, pero es rico y a costa de la libertad de una niña infeliz se compra el socorro de una familia hambrienta. ¡Así va el mundo!