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

El de la rollona

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 039, II, 1; Delteil 041


Platemark: 20.9 x 15.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 3/16 in.) Sheet: 30 x 20 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint, pre-publication impression, proof before corrections in title (before royona changed to rollona)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Proof with letters and number but before corrections (before “royona” changed to “rollona”).
From a bound pre-publication set of so-called trial proofs (H. II);
Bound in brown sprinkled (mottled) calf with gold letters and decoration. On spine in gold on black: CAPRICH / DE/ GOYA; 31.0 x 21.3; in red slipcase, 31.8 x 22.8 cm


William P. Babcock (1826-1899, born in Boston, lived in Paris, Lugt 207); acquired by bequest to the MFA, 12 June 1900.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock