A Dwarf in the Court of Philip IV, "El Primo"

The Dwarf, Sebastián de Morra, at the Court of Felipe IV
un ENANO

1778
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), After Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 015, I, 2; Delteil 018

Dimensions

Platemark: 20.5 x 15.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.) Sheet: 41 x 28.6 cm (16 1/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.1719

Medium or Technique

Etching, with drypoint letters; working proof with handwritten inscription over drypoint names.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, with artist’s names in drypoint, before engraved letters, before bevel, with handwritten inscription (H. 15, I, 2).

Inscription

Below image in pen and black ink: "PINTURA D D. DIEGO VELAZQUEZ / Que Representa á un ENANO y esta en el Palazo R.l de Ma.d grabada p.r. / D. Fran.co Goya Pintor á 1778" over in drypoint l.l. "Diego Velazquez" and l.r. F.G.
Recto: later inscriptions in Spanish and English, one attributing hand of in inscription to Ceán Bermudez
Verso: in red chalk: "2" and other later notations.

Signed

singned in plate l.r.: FG

Markings

Verso: stamp of MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Valentín Carderera y Solano (?), Madrid (1796-1880); Sir William Stirling (later Stirling-Maxwell), Bart of Keir (1818-1878); Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling, of Keir; Colnaghi, London; Purchased by MFA, Boston (Lugt 282), through Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Purchased Sept. 13, 1951.

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund