What a Tailor Can Do! (Lo que puede un sastre!) Caprichos 52

1797–1798
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 087, I, 2; Delteil 089: G & W 0555

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.8 x 15.1 cm (8 9/16 x 5 15/16 in.) Sheet: 31.9 x 22.3 cm (12 9/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.717

Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint with burnishing, drypoint, and additions in black chalk (working proof)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before letters and number and before additional etching, touched with chalk (H. 87, I, 2).

Inscription

Upper right in brown ink: p 52 and 2 (within platemark).
Later marks and inscriptions in various hands: U.l. in graphite: 52; l..r. in graphite: L.D 89, I (undescribed) De que feut un tailleur; Lr.: C 19767 [Colnaghi stock no.] [ and in another hand: D. 89, I [or] d

Signed

unsigned

Provenance

Colnaghi, London by 1945 Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984) and his wife, Frances L. Hofer (b. 1908–d. 1978), Cambridge, MA; 1974, sold by Mr. and Mrs. Hofer, through Robert M. Light (dealer), Boston, to the MFA.(original vote June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of William A. Coolidge