Que hai que hacer mas? [Qué hai que hacer mas?] (What more can be done?); from "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (Disasters of War), plate 33

Drawn and etched about 1810–14; published 1863
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), Printer Workshop of Laurenciano (Laureano) Potenciano


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 153, III, 1, a; Delteil 0152; Gassier and Wilson 1048

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.7 x 20.7 cm (6 3/16 x 8 1/8 in.) Sheet: 24.5 x 33.5 cm (9 5/8 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

M21914.33

Medium or Technique

Etching, lavis, drypoint, burin, and burnishing; posthumous first edition

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Brown ink, plate-tone. Bevel.
Impression with title “Que hai que hacer mas” later corrected to “Qué hai que hacer mas” (accent added on first Qué)

From posthumous first edition (1863), with letters and number, before correction in letters (accent to e of Que) (Harris III, 1, a). Made in the workshop of Laurenciano Potenciano for the Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid, completed March, 1863.

Volume bound in brown morocco, with gold letters on spine: “GOYA/ LOS DESASTRES/ DE LA/ GUERRA” and below, “MADRID/ 1863”. Volume: 25.5 x 36.5 x 3 cm. (10 1/4 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.). The sheets are gold tipped. Title page reproduced, P. Hofer, The Disasters of War, N.Y.: Dover, 1967, p. 4. There is a two page introduction.

Inscription

Engraved, u.l. 33, l.l, 42(uninked, bc: "Que hai que hacer mas"

Markings

Watermark: O of(JGO)

Provenance

Purchased 6/1/1911

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund, by exchange