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Introduction
Technique
Bullfight
Toreador
Conclusion
Movie
Credits

Proposed reconstruction of the first version of the painting

The figures' capes and movements are directed downward and to the left, implying that the original bull may have been in the area that is now lost, or in the lower, Dead Toreador portion of the painting. The x-radiograph suggests changes in the figures' stance, the size of the capes, and the number of bullfighters. Three figures are clearly visible. One or two others, near the right edge, may have only been proposed or have been painted out.

 

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