Disparate Claro (Evident Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 15

Drawn and etched about 1815–17; printed about 1848–54
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 262, II, 1; Delteil 0216


Platemark: 24.4 x 35.2 cm (9 5/8 x 13 7/8 in.) Sheet: 26.5 x 37.2 cm (10 7/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, salt aquatint, lavis, and tonal scratches; posthumous impression

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Black ink, clean-wiped, bevel.
Posthumous impression, from a small printing, about 1848-1854 (H. II, 1 as “Trial Proof”).

The preferred series title “Disparates” (Follies) is derived from manuscript titles containing the word “Disparate” on fourteen of the working proofs, of which this is one. Beruete and others invented titles containing “Disparate” for the rest, except “Modo de volar” (no. 13).


1.r. in red chalk, "15"; below, graphite cataloguing notations and descriptions.


Philippe Burty (1830-1890), Paris, stamp (L. 413) sale of April 27, 1876 by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, (probably lot. 461, group of 12 Proverbios). Colnaghi, London, from whom purchased by MFA, 7/1/1931

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund