Duro es al paso! (It's a Hard Step!); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 14.

Drawn and etched about 1810–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 134, I, 2; Delteil 0133

Dimensions

Platemark: 14.3 x 16.8 cm (5 5/8 x 6 5/8 in.) Sheet: 21.6 - 22.5 x 31.9 cm (8 1/2 x 12 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.1636

Medium or Technique

Etching, lavis, drypoint, burin, and burnisher; working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Warm black ink, clean-wiped.
Working proof, before numbers and and letters, and before lavis burnished from plate edges (?) (H. I, 2).

Inscription

u.r. inside pm. in graphite, 14

Provenance

1863, sold by Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid, to Sir William Stirling Maxwell (b. 1818–d. 1878), Keir House, Scotland; 1878, by inheritance to his son, Brigadier General Archibald Stirling (b. 1867–d. 1931), Keir House; 1931, by inheritance to his son, Lieutenant Colonel William Joseph Stirling (b. 1911–d. 1983), Keir House; September 13, 1951, sold by William Joseph Stirling, through Colnaghi & Co. and Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1951)

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund