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)
Harris 056, II, 1; Delteil 058
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.)
Medium or Technique
Etching and burnished aquatint, pre-publication impression, proof before corrections (before tilede added to n)
Not On View
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
William P. Babcock (1826-1899, born in Boston, lived in Paris, Lugt 207); acquired by bequest to the MFA, 12 June 1900.
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock