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Wednesday, 26 January 2011
The picture on the left is by the Spanish artist Goya: engraving number 76 from his series Los Caprichos, published in 1799. The picture on the right is a fairly typical cover from the pulp magazine The Shadow (this one is from 15 June 1933). The Shadow was an American crime-fighter of the depression era ... so the question is, what was he doing in eighteenth century Spain?