Fuerte cosa es! (This is too much!); from "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (Disasters of War), plate 31

Drawn and etched about 1810–14; published 1863
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), Printer Workshop of Laurenciano (Laureano) Potenciano


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 151, III, 1; Delteil 0150

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.5 x 20.8 cm (6 1/8 x 8 3/16 in.) Sheet: 24.5 x 33.5 cm (9 5/8 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

M21914.31

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, burin (?), and burnishing scratches; posthumous first edition

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Dark brown ink, plate-tone. Slight bevel on sides.
From posthumous first edition (1863), with letters and number (Harris III, 1). Made in the workshop of Laurenciano Potenciano for the Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid, completed March, 1863.

Volume bound in brown morocco, with gold letters on spine: “GOYA/ LOS DESASTRES/ DE LA/ GUERRA” and below, “MADRID/ 1863”. Volume: 25.5 x 36.5 x 3 cm. (10 1/4 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.). The sheets are gold tipped. Title page reproduced, P. Hofer, The Disasters of War, N.Y.: Dover, 1967, p. 4. There is a two page introduction.

Inscription

Engraved, u.l. 31, l.l., 32; b.c. Fuerte cosa es!

Markings

J. and Half-palmette

Provenance

Purchased 6/1/1911

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund, by exchange