Asi sucediió. [Así sucedió.] (This is how it happened); from "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (Disasters of War), plate 47

Drawn and etched about 1810–14; published 1863
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), Printer Workshop of Laurenciano (Laureano) Potenciano


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 167, III, 1; Delteil 0166; Gassier and Wilson 1069

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.6 x 20.9 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 24.5 x 33.5 cm (9 5/8 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

M21914.47

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished lavis, drypoint, and burin; posthumous first edition

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Impression with title “Asi sucedió.” later corrected to “Así sucedió”.

From posthumous first edition (1863), with title and final number, before accent added to “i” of “Asi” (Harris III, 1a). Made in the workshop of Laurenciano Potenciano for the Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid, completed March, 1863.

Volume bound in brown morocco, with gold letters on spine: “GOYA/ LOS DESASTRES/ DE LA/ GUERRA” and below, “MADRID/ 1863”. Volume: 25.5 x 36.5 x 3 cm. (10 1/4 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.). The sheets are gold tipped. Title page reproduced, P. Hofer, The Disasters of War, N.Y.: Dover, 1967, p. 4. There is a two page introduction.

Inscription

bc: "Asi sucedió"

Markings

Watermark: J and half-palmette

Provenance

Purchased 6/1/1911

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund, by exchange