Disparate Ridiculo (Ridiculous Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 3

Extravagant Folly

Drawn and etched 1815–17; printed about 1863–64
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 250, II, 2; Delteil 0204


Platemark: 24.6 x 35.8 cm (9 11/16 x 14 1/8 in.) Sheet: 34.2 x 48.7 cm (13 7/16 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint, emery stone, drypoint, and tonal scratching; posthumous trial proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Brown ink, plate tone, Bevel
Posthumous trial proof for the Academia de San Fernando, about 1863-1864 (H. II, 2).

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).


Katherine Eliot Bullard (1866-1920), Bosto; gift December 1914

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katherine Eliot Bullard