Disparate Volante (Flying Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 5

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 252, II, 2; Delteil 0206

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.5 x 35.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.) Sheet: 35.2 x 48.8 cm (13 7/8 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

M25707

Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint (emery stone no longer visible); posthumous trial proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Brown ink, light 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).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katherine Eliot Bullard