And So Was His Grandfather (Asta su Abuelo)
Plate 39 from the series Los Caprichos (Caprices)
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish, 1746 - 1828
One of Goya's favored targets for criticism was the stupidity and vanity of the aristocracy. Here, Goya depicts a ridiculous ass as a member of the nobility, whose attention is consumed by his family tree and pedigree.