Las camas de la muerte. (The beds of death); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 62.

Drawn and etched about 1812–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 182, I, 1; Delteil 0181


Platemark: 17.7 x 22.1 cm (6 15/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Sheet: 21.8 x 31.4 cm (8 9/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint and burin; working proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Working proof, before number, title, before drypoint, burin, additional aquatint, and burnishing, touched with crayon (H. I, 1).


No 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