Siempre sucede. (It always happens); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 8.

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 128, I, 1; Delteil 0127


Platemark: 17.8 x 21.9 cm (7 x 8 5/8 in.) Sheet: 21.8 x 32 cm (8 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint, working proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Black ink. No bevel.
Working proof, before number and letters, before drypoint, and before the plate cleaned up with the burnishing (H. I, 1).


u.r. just outside pm. in graphite, 8: in corner, in black chalk, 8(written over 2 or 9)


No watermark


1863, sold by Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid, to Sir William Stirling Maxwell (b. 1818–d. 1878), Keir House, Scotland; 1878, by inheritance to his son, Brigadier General Archibald Stirling (b. 1867–d. 1931), Keir House; 1931, by inheritance to his son, Lieutenant Colonel William Joseph Stirling (b. 1911–d. 1983), Keir House; September 13, 1951, sold by William Joseph Stirling, through Colnaghi & Co. and Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1951)

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund