And His House Is on Fire (Ysele quema la Casa.) Caprichos 18

1797–1799
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 053, II; Delteil 055; GW 0487

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.9 x 15.4 cm (8 5/8 x 6 1/16 in.) Sheet: 30 x 20 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

B4165.18

Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint with burnishing and drypoint (in bound volume of pre-publication trial proofs)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Bound sets

Completed plate, before bevel, pre-publication impression.
From a bound pre-publication set of so-called trial proofs (H. II);
bound in brown sprinkled (mottled) calf with gold letters and decoration. On spine in gold on black: CAPRICH / DE/ GOYA; 31.0 x 21.3; in red slipcase, 31.8 x 22.8 cm

Inscription

upper right in etching: 18.; lower center: title

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826–d. 1899), Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Acquired 12 June 1900.)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock