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Image of Será lo mismo (It will be the same.) 13587



Francisco José y Lucientes de Goya (Fuendetodos, Spain, 1746 - 1828, Bordeaux, France)     


Será lo mismo (It will be the same.)

Creation Date

ca. 1815


early 19th century


9 3/4 in. x 13 9/16 in. (24.77 cm x 34.45 cm)

Object Type


Creation Place

Europe, Spanish

Medium and Support

etching with aquatint on paper

Credit Line

Museum Purchase, James Phinney Baxter Fund, in memory of Professor Henry Johnson


Public Domain

Accession Number

Será lo mismo is a plate from Goya’s later Disasters of War series, produced during the Peninsular Wars (1808-14) that plagued Spain during the Napoleonic reign of Europe. The print reveals a horrific scene that Goya may have witnessed repeatedly during these years—mourners carrying corpses—though the lack of specific symbolism or historical context suggests a more universal theme. Goya’s unique ability to distill such timeless meaning from human behavior inspired generations of artists, from nineteenth-century French painters like Delacroix, Manet, and Degas; and through them the great artists of the twentieth century.

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