Esto es peor. (This is worse); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 37.

Drawn and etched about 1811-12
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 157, I, 1; Delteil 0156


Platemark: 15.7 x 20.8 cm (6 3/16 x 8 3/16 in.) Sheet: 22 x 31.2 cm (8 11/16 x 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, touched and rubbed with black chalk; working proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Working proof, before numbers and title, before lavis and drypoint, touched with black chalk (H. I, 1).


Recto: upper right in graphite: 37; Verso, center, in black chalk: el de chinchon (possibly by Goya)


SERRA watermark


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