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Disparate puntual (Precise Folly); plate from the "Disparates" (Follies) series, published in "L'Art", 1877

Drawn and etched 1815–17; printed 1877
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 267, II; Delteil 0221


Platemark: 24.5 x 35.4 cm (9 5/8 x 13 15/16 in.) Sheet: 27.5 x 38.3 cm (10 13/16 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint, and fine scratches, on off-white china paper; posthumous trial proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Black ink, clean-wiped, before bevel.
Posthumous trial proof before letters, printed by Francois Liénard, for “L’Art”, 1877 (H. II). With additional scratches.

This plate and three others (H. 266 [a], 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”. They were instead published for the first time, with some trial proofs in various inks and papers, by the printer Francois Liénard, in the French magazine “L’Art” in 1877. The plates were never numbered or lettered, but titles were invented for the “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).


None on recto. Verso: collectors information.


Keppel; By 1898, Sylvester Rosa Koehler (b. 1837 - d. 1900), Leipzig, Boston, and Littleton, NH; 1898, gift of Koehler to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 23, 2018)

Koehler was the first Print Curator at the MFA and served from 1887 until his death in 1900. The gift of Mr. Koehler's collection was accepted by the Trustees of the MFA on October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler