The Ladies-in-Waiting (Las Meninas)

about 1779–1785
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), After Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660)

Catalogue Raisonné

GW 0107; H 017, I, 4; D 005


Platemark: 40.5 x 32.5 cm (15 15/16 x 12 13/16 in.) Sheet: 46 x 35.4 cm (18 1/8 x 13 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, tonal etching with burnishing, drypoint, and roulette (working proof)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



GW: 0107. Working proof, with addition of dark lavis or sulphur tint (H. 17, I, 4, but probably a fifth state).


General John Meade (d. 1849), Madrid (?).Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid; 1863, sold by Carderera to Sir William Stirling Maxwell (b. 1818–d. 1878), Keir House, Scotland; 1878, by inheritance to his son, Brigadier General Archibald Stirling (b. 1867–d. 1931), Keir House; 1931, by inheritance to his son, Lieutenant Colonel William Joseph Stirling (b. 1911–d. 1983), Keir House; September 13, 1951, sold by William Joseph Stirling, through Colnaghi & Co., London and Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA.

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund