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)
Harris 249, II, 2; Delteil 0203
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.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis (?), emery stone, and tonal scratching; posthumous trial proof
Not On View
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).
graphite cataloguing notations and descriptions
Katherine Eliot Bullard (1866-1920), Boston; gift December 1914
Gift of Miss Katherine Eliot Bullard