Bacchus (The Drunkards)

A False Bacchus Crowning Some Drunkards

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 004, III, 1; Delteil 4


Platemark: 32 x 43.7 cm (12 5/8 x 17 3/16 in.) Sheet: 41.2 x 51.5 cm (16 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching; completed plate, first edition On cream laid SERRA paper with watermark: JOAN

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Europe, Europe, Prints and Drawings



Completed plate, 18th century impression (H. III, 1 “first edition”).


Etched below image: "Pintura de Don Diego Velazquez con figuras del tamaño natural en el Real Palacio de Madrid, que representa un BACO fingido coronando algunos / borrachos: dibujada y grabada por D. Franciso Goya, Pintor, Año de 1778";
Later inscriptions: l.l. margin in graphite, "P L 237", l. r. margin in graphite: "amn"
Verso, in black ink: "-1180"


Watermark: JOAN;
Ph. Burty (1830-1890), Paris stamp, recto (L. 413); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896) stamp (L. 1309), verso; Harvey D. Parker Collection, stamp (L. 1870), verso.


Philippe Burty (1830-1890), Paris, sale of April 27, 1876 by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, lot 691. Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816–d. 1896), New York; 1897, sold by the Sewall collection to the MFA , Oct. 21, 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund