A Dwarf in the Court of Philip IV, "El Primo"

The Dwarf, Sebastián de Morra, at the Court of Felipe IV

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 015, III, 1; Delteil 018


Platemark: 20.5 x 15.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.) Sheet: 23.7 x 16.4 cm (9 5/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching with engraved letters, touched by later hand with gray wash on sleeve highlights; completed plate

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Completed plate, with engraved letters, 18th century impression (H. 15, III, 1).


Engraved below image: "Sacada y gravada del Quadro original de D. Diego Velazquez en que representa al vivo un / Enano de S. Phelipe IV. por D. Francisco Goya Pintor. Existe en el R.l Palacio de Madrid / Ano de 1778"


L.l, stamp in red of Ph. Burty (Luct 413); Verso: stamp of Sewall collection (Lugt 1309); MFA stamp (Lugt 1870)


Philippe Burty (1830-1890; Lugt 413), sale of April 27, 1876 by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, lot 694; Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896; Lugt 1309), New York; 1896, by inheritance to his son, Charles Sewall; October 21, 1897, sold by Charles Sewall to the MFA. (Accession date: March 23, 2018)

Henry F. Sewall offered his collection to the MFA for purchase in 1888. That purchase was finalized and executed in 1897, one year after his death.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund