Disparate Cruel (Cruel Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 6

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 253, I, 2; Delteil 0207

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.5 x 35.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.) Sheet: 32 x 43.3 cm (12 5/8 x 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.251

Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint; contemporary working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Brown ink, plate tone(?) Slight bevel at top.
Contemporary working proof, before bevel (?) (H. I, 2 - no examples known to Harris).

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

MS inscription in brown ink, above right: 3; below: title.
Signed 1.1. vertically, in etching, "Goya", in brown ink, in Goya's hand, u.r: "3", b.c., within pm.: "Disparate Cruel", 1.1. in graphite later notations.

Provenance

W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), Boston; his bequest to MFA April 1974

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen