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)
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.)
Medium or Technique
Etching and drypoint, working proof
Not On View
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)
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)
1951 Purchase Fund