Tantalo. (Tantalus); Plate 9 bound into "Los Caprichos"

Drawn and etched 1797–98, published 1799
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 044, II; Delteil 046

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.2 x 21 cm (6 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 30.0 x 20.0 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)--large loss at lower right

Accession Number

B4165.9

Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint, pre-publication impression

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Completed plate, before bevel, pre-publication impression.
From a bound pre-publication set of so-called trial proofs (H. II);
bound in brown sprinkled (mottled) calf with gold letters and decoration. On spine in gold on black: CAPRICH / DE/ GOYA; 31.0 x 21.3; in red slipcase, 31.8 x 22.8 cm
Condition: bound, poor condition, lacks approximately 4” x 5” of lower right corner.
Restrictions: because of condition it is best to publish another early impression (Brooklyn; MMA, N.Y.; AIChicago)

Provenance

William P. Babcock (1826-1899, born in Boston, lived in Paris, Lugt 207); acquired by bequest to the MFA, 12 June 1900.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock