Tan barbara le seguridad como el delito. (The custody is as barbarous as the crime)

The Little Prisoner (leaning on his chain)

about 1810–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 026; Delteil 031

Dimensions

Platemark: 11 x 8.5 cm (4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.) Sheet: 42.4 x 30.9 cm (16 11/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

K319

Medium or Technique

Etching; posthumous impression

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Posthumous impression, with bevel and letters masked, printed 1867 or later (H. 26, IV?).

Provenance

Sylvester R. Koehler (1837-1900) Boston, stamp (L. 1580); Acquired by gift, Oct. 20, 1898, MFA, Boston, Sylvester R. Koehler Collection, stamp (L. 1581).

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler