Caridad. (Charity); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 27.

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 147, I, 1; Delteil 0146; Gassier & Wilson 1038


Platemark: 16.3 x 23.6 cm (6 7/16 x 9 5/16 in.) Sheet: 21.8 x 32.1 cm (8 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint, on laid paper; working proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Black ink, clean-wiped. No bevel.
Working proof, before signature and date, before burin and lavis and before additional etching and drypoint (H. I, 1).
Before inscription on complete plate: Goya 1810


u.r., within pm, in graphite: 27.


Verso: MFA stamp in brown ink (Lugt 282)


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