Grande Hazaña. con muertos!. [Grande Hazaña! Con muertos!. (Heroic Feat! Against the Dead!); from "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (Disasters of War), plate 39

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 159, III, 1,a; Delteil 0158:Gassier and Wilson 1055

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.6 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

M21914.39

Medium or Technique

Etching, lavis, and drypoint; posthumous first edition

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Brown ink. Bevel top and bottom.
Impression with title “Grande hazaña. con muertos.” later correct to “Grande hazaña! Con muertos!”

From posthumous first edition (1863), with letters and number, borderline added, before correction in title (period after “hazaña” to exclamation mark, lower case “c” in “con” to upper case) (Harris III, 1, a). 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

Signed in etching l.l. Goya; engraved, u.l. 39, l.l., 31; bc: Grande hazaña, con muertos!

Markings

J.G. and half-palmette

Provenance

Purchased 6/1/1911

Credit Line

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