Aun podrán servir. (They can still be of use); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 24.

Drawn and etched about 1810–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 144, I, 1; Delteil 0143


Platemark: 16.3 x 26.9 cm (6 7/16 x 10 9/16 in.) Sheet: 22 x 31 cm (8 11/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, working proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Black ink, clean-wiped. No bevel.
Working proof, before numbers and letters (H. I, 1).


l.l., etched: Goya; u.r. corner, in black chalk: 24.




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