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 1810–11
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 138, I, 3-4; Delteil 0137


Platemark: 16.3 x 23.7 cm (6 7/16 x 9 5/16 in.) Sheet: 21.8 x 32.3 cm (8 9/16 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Clean wiped. No bevel.
Working proof before final number and letters, with lavis, plate tone removed from margins (H. I, 3-4).


Etched l.l.: Goya; u.r. within pm. in graphite: 18; verso, in graphite: 18.


No watermark


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