El si pronuncian y la mano alargan Al primero que llega. (They say "yes" and give their hand to the first who comes.) Plate 2 from a bound set of Los Caprichos.

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 037, II, 1; Delteil 039


Platemark: 21.5 x 15.0 cm (8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 30.0 x 20.0 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint, pre-publication impression

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



From a bound pre-publication set of so-called trial proofs (H. II); This one is the completed plate before bevel.
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