Guitarist Among a Background of Demons

El Cantor ciego (The Blind Singer)

Drawn and etched 1824–28; printed by 1890
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 035, II-III; Delteil 030

Dimensions

Platemark: 19 x 12 cm (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. Sheet: 31.1 x 22.5 cm (12 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.243

Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint with posthumous (?) lavis, burnishing, burin, and drypoint; posthumous impression

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Posthumous impression, before bevel, printed by 1890 (death of Burty) (H. 35, II-III).

Provenance

Philippe Burty (1830-1890), Paris, stamp (L. 413) sale of April 27, 1876 by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, lot 702. W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); bequest to MFA (accession date April 10, 1974)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen