Soldiers Frightened by a Phantom [Disparate de Miedo] (Fearful Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 2

Drawn and etched about 1815–17; printed about 1863–64
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 249, II, 2; Delteil 0203

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.5 x 35.3 cm (9 5/8 x 13 7/8 in.) Sheet: 35 x 48.8 cm (13 3/4 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

M25705

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis (?), emery stone, and tonal scratching; posthumous trial proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Dark brown ink, plate tone, Bevel
Posthumous trial proof for the Academia de San Fernando, about 1863-64 (H. II, 2, with horizontal scratch through phantom).

The preferred series title “Disparates” (Follies) is derived from manuscript titles containing the word “Disparate” on fourteen of the working proofs, of which this is one. Beruete and others invented titles containing “Disparate” for the rest, except “Modo de volar” (no. 13).

Inscription

graphite cataloguing notations and descriptions

Provenance

Katherine Eliot Bullard (1866-1920), Boston; gift December 1914

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katherine Eliot Bullard