Brabisimo! (Bravissimo!); Caprichos 38
"Protege las artes y se que lo entiende"
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)
Harris 073, I, 2; Delteil 075; G & W: 524.
Platemark: 21.9 x 15.2 cm (8 5/8 x 6 in.) Sheet: 27.8 x 20.5 cm (10 15/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint; working proof
Not On View
Working proof, before letters and number, and with various handwritten titles (H.73, I, 2).
In lower margin in red chalk: "Brabo", and varuous trial titles in black chalk and brown ink, all crossed out and finally in black chalk: "Protege las artes y se que lo entiende"
Later inscriptions and stamps: u.l. in black chalk: 38; Verso in graphite: D. 75, I
By 1945 Philip Hofer (1898-1984) and his wife Frances L. Hofer (1908-1978) Cambridge, MA ; sold by Mr. and Mrs. Hofer to the MFA through Robert M. Light, Boston, June, 1974 (original vote June 13, 1973)
Gift of Ruth P. Cunningham