Enterrar y callar. (Bury them and keep quiet); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 18.

Bury them and be quiet

Drawn and etched about 1810–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 138, I, 3; Delteil 0137: Gassier & Wilson 1020


Sheet: 19.6 x 30.2 cm (7 11/16 x 11 7/8 in.) Platemark: 16.3 x 23.7 cm (6 7/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, drypoint, burin, lavis, and burnishing; working proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Black ink. No bevel.
Working proof before numbers and letters, with lavis and plate tone in margins (H. I, 3).


Etched l.l.: Goya; u.l. in brown ink: 20; u.r. in black chalk: 18A.


Verso: MFA stamp in brown ink (Lugt 282)


1863, sold by Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid, to Sir William Stirling Maxwell (b. 1818–d. 1878), Keir House, Scotland; 1878, by inheritance to his son, Brigadier General Archibald Stirling (b. 1867–d. 1931), Keir House; 1931, by inheritance to his son, Lieutenant Colonel William Joseph Stirling (b. 1911–d. 1983), Keir House; September 13, 1951, sold by William Joseph Stirling, through Colnaghi & Co. and Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1951)

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund