Disparate de Tontos (Fool's Folly) from the Disparates series

Lluvia de toros (Rain of Bulls)
Disparates d

Drawn and etched, 1816-19, printed about 1877
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), Printed by François Liénard (French, 19th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 269, II; Delteil 223; Gassier & Wilson 1604


Platemark: 24.3 x 35.4 cm (9 9/16 x 13 15/16 in.) Sheet: 27.5 x 37.7 cm (10 13/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint, sulfur tint or lavis, emery stone and tonal scratches and burin, on off-white China paper, posthumous trial proof before L'Art printing

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso: MFA stamp in brown ink with acc. no. in graphite


by 2001, Eleanor A. Sayre (b. 1916–d. 2001), Cambridge, MA; October 23, 2002, bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre to the MFA. (Bequest to MFA, October 23, 2002)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre