Brabisimo! (Bravissimo!); Caprichos 38

Bravo!
"Protege las artes y se que lo entiende"

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 073, I, 2; Delteil 075; G & W: 524.

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.9 x 15.2 cm (8 5/8 x 6 in.) Sheet: 27.8 x 20.5 cm (10 15/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.715

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint; working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before letters and number, and with various handwritten titles (H.73, I, 2).

Inscription

In lower margin in red chalk: "Brabo", and varuous trial titles in black chalk and brown ink, all crossed out and finally in black chalk: "Protege las artes y se que lo entiende"
Later inscriptions and stamps: u.l. in black chalk: 38; Verso in graphite: D. 75, I

Signed

unisgned

Provenance

By 1945 Philip Hofer (1898-1984) and his wife Frances L. Hofer (1908-1978) Cambridge, MA ; sold by Mr. and Mrs. Hofer to the MFA through Robert M. Light, Boston, June, 1974 (original vote June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth P. Cunningham