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)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 260, II, 2; Delteil 0214

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

M25711

Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint, emery stone, and tonal scratches; posthumous trial proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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).

First edition

Provenance

Katherine Eliot Bullard (1866-1920), Boston; gift December 1914

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katherine Eliot Bullard