Disparate Pobre (Poor Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 11

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 258, III, 1; Delteil 0212


Platemark: 24.2 x 35.5 cm (9 1/2 x 14 in.) Sheet: 27.3 x 39.2 cm (10 3/4 x 15 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Black ink, clean wiped, bevel.
Posthumous impression from small edition, printed 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).


Marcel Guiot et Cie, Paris, from whom purchased, 3/4/1937

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund