Enterrar y callar. (Bury them and keep quiet); from "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (Disasters of War), plate 18

Drawn and etched about 1810–14; published 1863
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), Printer Workshop of Laurenciano (Laureano) Potenciano

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 138, III, 1; Delteil 0137


Platemark: 16.3 x 23.8 cm (6 7/16 x 9 3/8 in.) Sheet: 24.5 x 33.5 cm (9 5/8 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, drypoint, burin, lavis, and burnishing; posthumous first edition

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Brown/black ink, plate-tone.
From posthumous first edition (1863), with letters and number, with two scratches burnished away (Harris III, 1). Made in the workshop of Laurenciano Potenciano for the Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid, completed March, 1863.

Volume bound in brown morocco, with gold letters on spine: “GOYA/ LOS DESASTRES/ DE LA/ GUERRA” and below, “MADRID/ 1863”. Volume: 25.5 x 36.5 x 3 cm. (10 1/4 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.). The sheets are gold tipped. Title page reproduced, P. Hofer, The Disasters of War, N.Y.: Dover, 1967, p. 4. There is a two page introduction.


Etched l.l.: Goya; u.l., engraved, 18; l.l. engraved, 16 (or unfinished 18); posthumously engraved, l.c., Enterrar y callar.


No watermark


Purchased 6/1/1911

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund, by exchange