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Valentín Carderera and the dissemination of Goya’s graphic work in France

Appreciation of Goya’s work in nineteenth-century France owed much to the endeavours of the artist
Valentín Carderera. Unpublished correspondence reveals how he distributed prints and drawings
from his major collection of Goya’s work by sale or exchange among artists, writers and historians,
including Prosper Mérimée and Gustave Brunet.
Relevant research areas: Western Europe, 19th Century, Etching, Lithography