Qual la descañonan! (Oh how they pluck out her quills); Plate 21 bound into "Los Caprichos"

Drawn and etched 1797–98, published 1799
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 056, II, 1; Delteil 058

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.8 x 14.9 cm (8 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 30.0 x 20.0 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

B4165.21

Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint, pre-publication impression, proof before corrections

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Proof with letters and number but before corrections (before tilde added to first “n”) (H. II, 1).
From a bound pre-publication set of so-called trial proofs (H. II);
bound in brown sprinkled (mottled) calf with gold letters and decoration. On spine in gold on black: CAPRICH / DE/ GOYA; 31.0 x 21.3; in red slipcase, 31.8 x 22.8 cm

Provenance

William P. Babcock (1826-1899, born in Boston, lived in Paris, Lugt 207); acquired by bequest to the MFA, 12 June 1900.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock