This Is How It Happened (Así sucedió.) Disasters of War 47

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

GW 1069; H 167, I, 3; D 0166


Platemark: 15.6 x 20.9 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 22.9 x 32 cm (9 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint with burnishing (working proof)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Working proof, before final number, title, before additional drypoint and burin, and burnishing of edges and burnishing of etching (H. I, 3).


Upper right in graphite pencil: 47; lower left in etching: 33.


No watermark


1863, sold by Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid, 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. and Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1951)

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund