Aesop, the Fabulist (Recto) Balthasar Carlos (Verso)

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, 1; Delteil 16: Harris 9, I, 1; Delteil 010

Dimensions

Platemark: 30 x 21.5 cm (11 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.) Sheet: 34 x 22 cm (13 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.1714a-b

Medium or Technique

Etching only, touched with printer's ink; working proof (double-sided print), on laid paper Verso: etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before drypoint and engraved letters, touched (H. 13, I, 1).
Verso: Balthasar Carlos (H. 9)

Inscription

Upper right: etched, AESOPUS

Markings

No watermark; MFA stamp lower left on verso (Balthasar Carlos)

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