De todo sirven [se rien] (Used for Everything; All Purpose) Crossed over inscription: No se alquilan (Not for hire) Sheet 28 from a Bordeaux Album (Journal-Album G)

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 1733: Gassier I, 386


Sheet :19.2 x 14.7 cm (7 9/16 x 5 13/16 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black crayon, with touches of chalk or charcoal on gray-green laid paper (Blued [Prussian Blue] white laid paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Sheet 28 from Album G, one of two Bordeaux Albums


u.r., in crayon "28", earlier no. "2(5?)" rubbed out; l.l. in crayon, crossed out "No se alquilan"; l.r. "De todo/ sirven"
Verso: (not by Goya): in chalk "1" and "Goya"


WM: heart surmounted by trefoil


1828, by inheritance from the artist to his son, Javier Goya y Bayeu (b. 1784–d. 1854), Madrid; 1854, by inheritance to his son, Mariano Goya y Goicoechea (b. 1806–d. 1874), Madrid; about 1855¬60, sold by Mariano Goya to Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (b. 1815–d. 1894), Madrid; before 1869, acquired from Federico de Madrazo by Jules Boilly (b. 1796–d. 1874), Paris; March 19-20, 1869, sold at Boilly’s sale, Hôtel Drouot, lot 48 (an album of twenty drawings), to Leurceau; possibly sold by Leurceau to Hyadès (an army inspector), Bordeaux. Private collection, Paris. By 1933, Alfred Strölin (dealer, b. 1871–d. 1954), Paris and Lausanne; about 1948, sold by Alfred Strölin to Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984) and his wife, Frances L. Hofer (b. 1908–d. 1978), Cambridge, MA; 1974, sold by Philip and Frances Hofer, through R. M. Light (dealer), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1974)

NOTE: Hofer’s collection of Goya works on paper was first offered to the MFA on June 13, 1973.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Frederick J. Kennedy Memorial Foundation