One Can't Look (No se puede mirar.) Disasters of War 26

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 146; Delteil 145; G & W 1037


Platemark: 14.5 x 21 cm (5 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 22.6 x 31.6 cm (8 7/8 x 12 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, direct etching or fine grain aquatint with burnishing, textural etching, and drypoint (working proof)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Black ink. No bevel.
Working proof, before printed title below and and number “26” at u..l. (H. I, 3).


Upper right in graphite pencil: 26; lower left in etching: 27


No watermark


1863, sold by Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid, to Sir William Stirling Maxwell (b. 1818–d. 1878), Keir House, Scotland; 1878, by inheritance to his son, Brigadier General Archibald Stirling (b. 1867–d. 1931), Keir House; 1931, by inheritance to his son, Lieutenant Colonel William Joseph Stirling (b. 1911–d. 1983), Keir House; September 13, 1951, sold by William Joseph Stirling, through Colnaghi & Co. and Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1951)

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund