Para eso habeis nacido. (This is what you were born for); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 12.

Drawn and etched about 1810–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 132, I, 3; Delteil 0131

Dimensions

Platemark: 16.3 x 23.7 cm (6 7/16 x 9 5/16 in.) Sheet: 22.5 x 32 cm (8 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.1633

Medium or Technique

Etching, lavis, drypoint, and burin; working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Warm black ink, clean-wiped on unworked highlighted areas of the figures. No bevel
Working proof, before final number and letters, with lavis and additional etching and burin (H. I, 3).

Markings

No watermark

Provenance

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