That Certainly is Being Able to Read (Esto si que es Leer), Caprichos 29

That Certainly is Reading

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 064, III, 1; Delteil 066

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.5 x 14.8 cm (8 7/16 x 5 13/16 in.) Sheet: 29.3 x 20 cm (11 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.583

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint, first edition

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, engraved, u.r: 29, b.c. Esto si que es leer

Provenance

Arsène Bonafous-Murat, Paris, France; to Hill-Stone, NY, NY; from whom purchased September 22, 2004

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard