Seated Giant

by 1818
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

G & W 0985; Harris 029, I, 1; Delteil 035, I


Platemark and sheet: 28.5 x 21.0 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Aquatint with burnishing and scraping (first state)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Working proof, first state before additional burnishing outside of right arm of giant, which reduces arm’s width and lightens houses in foreground settlement (Harris 29, I, 1).


Mid-nineteenth century, possibly Samuel Leith, Edinburgh. Nicholas Drummond, England; July 7, 1964, Nicholas Drummond and others sale, Sotheby’s, London, lot 265, to “Patch”. Private collection, Zurich. Richard H. Zinser (dealer, b. 1884 - d. 1984), Forest Hills, NY; 1965, sold by Zinser to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 13, 1965)

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard