Modo de Volar (A Way of Flying); from the "Disparates" series, plate 13
Drawn and etched about 1815–17; printed about 1863–64
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)
Harris 260, II, 2; Delteil 0214
Platemark: 24.5 x 35.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.) Sheet: 34.5 x 48.5 cm (13 9/16 x 19 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, aquatint, emery stone, and tonal scratches; posthumous trial proof
Not On View
Red/brown ink, light plate tone, bevel(slight).
Posthumous trial proof for the Academia de San Fernando, about 1863-1864 (H. II, 2).
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).
Katherine Eliot Bullard (1866-1920), Boston; gift December 1914
Gift of Miss Katherine Eliot Bullard