Disparate Cruel (Cruel Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 6

Drawn and etched about 1815–17; printed about 1863–64
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 253, II, 2; Delteil 0207


Platemark: 24.5 x 35.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.) Sheet: 35.2 x 48.5 cm (13 7/8 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint; posthumous trial proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Red/Brown ink, light plate tone, bevel.
Posthumous trial proof for the Academia de San Fernando, about 1863-1864 (H. II, 2).

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).


By 1913, Francis Bullard (b. 1862 – d. 1913), Boston; 1913, by inheritance to his sister, Katherine Eliot Bullard (b. 1866 – d. 1920), Boston; 1914, gift of Katherine Eliot Bullard to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 23, 2018)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katherine Eliot Bullard