El de la rollona (Nanny's Boy); Plate 4 bound into "Los Caprichos"

El de la royona

Drawn and etched, 1797–98; published 1799
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 039, III, 1; Delteil 041


Platemark: 20.9 x 15.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 3/16 in.) Sheet: 29.7 x 18.6 cm (11 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint, drypoint, and burin, first edition

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Bound sets

Completed plate, with corrections made to the letters (“royona” to “rollona”) from a bound first edition set, before bevel, published 1799 (H. III, 1).
Bound in red leather with gold letters on spine (“CAPRICES/ DE/ GOYA”) and gold decoration inside, 31.0 x 21.0 cm.


William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; by inheritance to his niece, Lydia Evans Tunnard (Mrs. Christopher Tunnard, b. 1913 - d. 1980), New Haven, CT; 1967, year-end gift of Mrs. Christopher Tunnard to the MFA. (Accession date: January 10, 1968)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in honor of Henry P. Rossiter