Madre infeliz! (Unhappy mother!); from "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (Disasters of War), plate 50

Drawn and etched about 1812–14; published 1863
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), Printed with Workshop of Laurenciano (Laureano) Potenciano


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 170, III, 1; Delteil 0169

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.7 x 20.6 cm (6 3/16 x 8 1/8 in.) Sheet: 24.5 x 33.5 cm (9 5/8 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

M21914.50

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, and drypoint; posthumous first edition

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From posthumous first edition (1863), with title and final 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.

Markings

O of (J.G.O.)

Provenance

Purchased 6/1/1911

Credit Line

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