Con razon ó sin ella. (Rightly or Wrongly); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 2.

With or without cause
Whether right or wrong

Drawn and etched about 1810–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 122, I, 2; Delteil 0121

Dimensions

Platemark: 15 x 20.9 cm (5 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 21.3 x 31.7 cm (8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

51.1623

Medium or Technique

Etching, lavis (direct bite) over sand or salt aquatint, drypoint, scraping, and burnishing; working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Warm black ink. No bevel.
Working proof before final letters, number, and additional work (H. I,2).

Inscription

In graphite, u.r. 2; engraved, l.l.: 36; u.r. corner, graphite (later hand): Total 75(the 5 written over 8)

Markings

No watermark

Provenance

Carderera; Stirling-Maxwell. Purchased by MFA, September 1951.

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund