Bien tirada está. (It is nicely stretched); Caprichos 17

1797–98
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 052, I, 2; Delteil 054; G&W 485

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.9 x 15.3 cm (8 5/8 x 6 in.) Sheet: 32 x 22.2 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.710

Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint, and burin; working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before burnishing, before letters and number, with handwritten title (H. 52, I, 2)

Inscription

U.l.corner in red chalk: 1 (or just a diagonal line), u.r. corner in brown ink: 31 or 71; b.c. outside pm. in brown ink: Bien tirada está
Later inscriptions: u.l in black chalk or graphite: 17; l.l. in graphite: L. D. 54, I "Il est bien tiré"; l.r. in graphite: C 19764 (Colnagni stock no.). Verso in graphite: AS 169 B

Signed

unsigned

Markings

Verso: MFA stamp (Lugt 282) with acc. no. in graphite: 1973.710

Provenance

Colnaghi, London; ? 1930 Philip Hofer (1898-1984) NY; Philip Hofer and his wife Frances L. Hofer (1908-1978) Cambridge, MA ; sold by Mr. and Mrs. Hofer to MFA through Robert M. Light, Boston, June, 1974 (original vote June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Guy W. Walker, Jr., and Miss Ellen T. Bullard, by exchange