A caza de dientes. (Out hunting for teeth); Caprichos 12

1797–98
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 047, I, 2; Delteil 049: G&W 474

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.9 x 15.3 cm (8 5/8 x 6 in.) Sheet: 26.3 x 20 cm (10 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1973.709

Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint, working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before letters and number, before additional burnishing (H. 47, I, 2).

Inscription

Later inscriptions: u.r. in graphite: 12; Verso: in graphite, state description acccording to Delteil and in hand of Hofer: bot P. Prouté Paris / March 1953 for f 600; sticker of Frances Hofer

Signed

unsigned

Markings

L.l. margin: blind stamp of M. Ballester (Lugt 1860B); Verso: MFA stamp (Lugt 282) with accession no.in graphite: 1973.709

Provenance

Joaquín Ballester y Ballester (b. 1740–d. 1808), Valencia; by descent within the family to Mariano Ballester, Spain (1916-1981); after 1946 Ballester collection dispersed in Paris: P. Prouté, Paris; March 1953 Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984) and his wife, Frances L. Hofer (b. 1908–d. 1978), Cambridge, MA; 1974, sold by Mr. and Mrs. Hofer, through R. M. Light (dealer), Boston, to the MFA. (original vote June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Paul Singer and Henry Lusardi and the Maria Antoinette Evans Fund, by exchange