Probably after the etching (Delteil 16, Harris 13) after painting by Velazquez

about 1778
Probably after Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), After Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier and Wilson 0102; not in Gassier


Sheet: 31.2 x 21.2 cm (12 5/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and black and brown inks on dark cream laid paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, in brown ink: "Original drawing by Goya for his etching bought by me at a sale of Spanish engravings at Christie & Mansons March 14, 1853. C Morse" graphite: "32A"; black chalk: "8" in circle (inscriptions not by Goya)


Watermark: lower part of a shield with a lily


March 14, 1853, sale, Sotheby's, London. Morse Collection. Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (b. 1818 - d. 1878), Keir, Scotland; by descent to his grandson, William Joseph Stirling (b. 1911 - d. 1983), Keir; 1951, sold by Stirling to Colnaghi, London; 1951, sold by Colnaghi to Philip Hofer (b. 1898 – d. 1984), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1974, sold by Hofer, through R. M. Light (dealer), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1974)

NOTES: [1] Hofer’s collection of Goya prints and drawings was first offered to the MFA on June 13, 1973.

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick J. Kennedy Memorial Foundation