Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds (Lo que puede un sastre!)

  • 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

How often a ridiculous animal suddenly transforms itself into a ghost who is nothing even though he pretends to be much. That much a tailor’s skill can accomplish, and the stupidity of those who judge of things from their appearance.


Quántas veces un bicho ridículo se transforma de repente en un fantasmón que no es nada y aparenta mucho. Tanto puede la habilidad de un sastre y la bobería de quien juzga las cosas por lo que parecen.