Menippus (Moenippus), the Philosopher

MENIPO FILOSOFO
MOENIPPUS

1778
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), After Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 014, I, 2; Delteil 017

Dimensions

Platemark: 30 x 22 cm (11 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Sheet: 41 x 29.7 cm (16 1/8 x 11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.1717

Medium or Technique

Etching with drypoint letters, and pen and ink inscription; working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before engraved letters, with artists’ names in drypoint and handwritten inscription (H. 14, I, 2).

Inscription

Manuscript inscription

Provenance

Valentín Carderera y Solano (?), Madrid (1796-1880); Sir William Stirling (later Stirling-Maxwell), Bart of Keir (1818-1878); Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling, of Keir; Colnaghi, London; Purchased by MFA, Boston (Lugt 282), through Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Purchased Sept. 13, 1951.

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund