Cruel lástima.! (Cruel tale of woe.!); from "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (Disasters of War), plate 48

Drawn and etched about 1812–14; published 1863
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), Printer Workshop of Laurenciano (Laureano) Potenciano


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 168, III, 1; Delteil 0167

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.5 x 20.5 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.) Sheet: 24.5 x 33.5 cm (9 5/8 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

M21914.48

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From posthumous first edition (1863), with title and final numberes (Harris III, 1). 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.

Markings

J and half- palmette

Provenance

Purchased 6/1/1911

Credit Line

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