Merry Disparate (Disparate Alegre) Proverbios 12
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)
GW 1589; Harris 259, I, 2; Delteil 0213;
Platemark: 24.1 x 35 cm (9 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.) Sheet: 24.1 x 35 cm (9 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, aquatint with burnishing and scraping, drypoint, and tonal scratches with touches of chalk (working proof) lower left: possible fixative residues
Not On View
GW: 1589. Working proof, touched? Before additional aquatint and tonal scratches (H. I, 2 - no examples known to Harris).
The preferred series title “Disparates” (Follies) is derived from manuscript titles containing the word “Disparate” on fourteen of the working proofs, of which this is one. Beruete and others invented titles containing “Disparate” for the rest, except “Modo de volar” (no. 13).
Upper left in brown ink: 8; upper right in brown ink: 19; lower center in brown ink: Disparate Alegre
1973, Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984) and his wife, Frances L. Hofer (b. 1908–d. 1978), Cambridge, MA; 1974, sold by Mr. and Mrs. Hofer, through Robert M. Light (dealer), Boston, to the MFA.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, Dorothy and Samuel Glaser, Anonymous gift, and the M. and M. Karolik Fund