Qué alborato es este? (What is this hubbub?); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 65.

What is this commotion?

Drawn and etched about 1814–15
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 185, I, 2; Delteil 0184

Dimensions

Platemark: 18 x 22.1 cm (7 1/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Sheet: 22 x 30.3 cm (8 11/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.1685

Medium or Technique

Etching and burin, working proof on laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before title, before additional burin, before burnished aquatint/lavis (sulphur tint?) (H. I, 2). Laid paper with SERRA watermark

Markings

SERRA

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