Se defiende bien. (He defends himself well); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 78.

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 198, I, 2; Delteil 0197

Dimensions

Platemark: 17.9 x 21.9 cm (7 1/16 x 8 5/8 in.) Sheet: 21.3 x 31.8 cm (8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

51.1693

Medium or Technique

Etching, lavis (?), drypoint, and burin; working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before title (H. I, 2).

Markings

No watermark

Provenance

Valentín Carderera y Solano (?), Madrid (1796-1880); Sir William Stirling (later Stirling-Maxwell), Bart of Keir (1818-1878); Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling, of Keir; Colnaghi, London; Purchased by MFA, Boston (Lugt 282), through Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Purchased Sept. 13, 1951.

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund