She Prays for Her (Ruega por ella.), Caprichos 31

Ruega por ella. (She prays for her); Caprichos 31

1797–1798
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 066, I, 2; Delteil 068; G & W 0513

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.9 x 15.2 cm (8 5/8 x 6 in.) Sheet: 31.9 x 22.5 cm (12 9/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1973.713

Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint with burnishing, and touches of pen and brown ink (working proof)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before letters and before an additional grain of aquatint, which is extensively burnished, before drypoint and burin, touched with pen and brown ink indicating changes on her forehead, rt. eye and left cheek. Harris 66, I, 2

Inscription

Later inscriptions and stamps: Upper left in graphite: Pl 31

Signed

unsigned

Markings

Verso: MFA stamp (Lugt 282) with acc. no. in graphite 1973.713

Provenance

Probably Ricardo de los Rios (b. 1846–d. 1929), Paris. ? 1930 through Guiot and Colnaghi to Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984) NY; Philip Hofer and his wife, Frances L. Hofer (b. 1908–d. 1978), Cambridge, MA; 1974, sold by Mr. and Mrs. Hofer, through Robert M. Light (dealer), Boston, to the MFA. (original vote June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Ian Woodner Family Foundation and 1951 Purchase Fund, by exchange