Y aun no se van! (And still they don't go!); Caprichos 59

La Trampa (The Trap)

1797–98
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 094, I, 2; Delteil 096: G & W 569

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.9 x 15.2 cm (8 5/8 x 6 in.) Sheet: 32 x 22.2 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.718

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, and burin; working proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before letters and number, before additional aquatint, burnishing and burin (H. 94 I, 2).

Inscription

Inscribed l.c. within pm in red chalk: La Trampa [the trap], this crossed out in pen and brown ink and written: Salga lo qe sa - / liere [Let come out what will]; in pen and brown ink, u.r. corner, within pm: 6 and u.r. corner: P 59.
Later inscriptions: u.l. in black chalk: 59; l.l. in graphite: D.96 I Et encore ils ne s'en vout pas! ; l.r.in graphite: . C 19768 [Colnaghi stock no. ]. Verso: in graphite: A.S 169F;

Signed

unsigned

Markings

Verso: MFA collection stamp (Lugt 282) with acc. no.in graphite: 1973.718

Provenance

Probably Ricardo de los Rios (b. 1846–d. 1929), Paris. ? 1930 through Guiot and Colnaghi to Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984), NY; Philip Hofer 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 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bernat and the M. and M. Karolik Fund