El buitre carnívoro. (The carnivorous vulture); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 76.

Drawn and etched about 1814–15
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 196, I, 1; Delteil 0195

Dimensions

Platemark: 17.7 x 22.1 cm (6 15/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Sheet: 22 x 31.9 cm (8 11/16 x 12 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.1691

Medium or Technique

Etching, working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before title, before drypoint, burin, and printed tone (H. I, 1) (the plate incomplete).

Markings

No watermark

Provenance

Valentín Carderera y Solano (?), Madrid (1796-1880); Sir William Stirling (later Stirling-Maxwell), Bart of Keir (1818-1878); Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling, of Keir; Colnaghi, London; Purchased by MFA, Boston (Lugt 282), through Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Purchased Sept. 13, 1951..

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund