Aesop, the Fabulist

AESOPUS
ESOPO EL FABULADOR

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 013, I, 2; Delteil 016

Dimensions

Platemark: 30 x 21.5 cm (11 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.) Sheet: 40.5 x 29 cm (15 15/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.1715

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint, touched (drypoint for artists' names, inscription in pen and black and brown ink); working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, with handwritten inscription (H. 13, I, 2).

Inscription

Manuscript inscription

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