Disparate Claro (Evident Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 15

Drawn and etched about 1815–17; printed about 1848–54
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 262, II, 1; Delteil 0216

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.4 x 35.2 cm (9 5/8 x 13 7/8 in.) Sheet: 26.5 x 37.2 cm (10 7/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.1236

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, salt aquatint, lavis, and tonal scratches; posthumous impression

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Black ink, clean-wiped, bevel.
Posthumous impression, from a small printing, about 1848-1854 (H. II, 1 as “Trial Proof”).

The preferred series title “Disparates” (Follies) is derived from manuscript titles containing the word “Disparate” on fourteen of the working proofs, of which this is one. Beruete and others invented titles containing “Disparate” for the rest, except “Modo de volar” (no. 13).

Inscription

1.r. in red chalk, "15"; below, graphite cataloguing notations and descriptions.

Provenance

Philippe Burty (1830-1890), Paris, stamp (L. 413) sale of April 27, 1876 by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, (probably lot. 461, group of 12 Proverbios). Colnaghi, London, from whom purchased by MFA, 7/1/1931

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund