Disparate conocido (Well-known Folly); plate from the "Disparates" (Follies) series, published in "L'Art", 1877

Drawn and etched about 1815–17; printed late 19th century
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 266, III; Delteil 0220


Platemark: 24 x 35.5 cm (9 7/16 x 14 in.) Sheet: 30.9 x 43 cm (12 3/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint; posthumous impression

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Black in, clean-wiped, bevel
Posthumous impression, with letters masked (?), late 19th c. (H. III).

This plate and three others (H. 267 [b], 268 [c], and 269 [d]) became separated from the other “Disparates” and were never published in the early posthumous printing or the Academia printing of 1864 with the title “Los Proverbios”. The were instead published for the first time, with some trial proofs in various inks and papers, by the printed Francois Liénard, in the French magazine “L’Art” in 1877. The plates were never numbered or lettered, but titles were invented for “L’Art” printing.

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 others, except “Modo de Volar” (no. 13).


W.G. Russell Allen (1882-1955, Boston)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen