Espiró sin remedio. (There was nothing to be done and he died); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 53.

He died without help

Drawn and etched about 1812–14; whole series first published posthumously 1863
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 173, I, 2; Delteil 0172


Platemark: 15.6 x 20.9 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 19.3 x 25 cm (7 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis, drypoint, and burnisher; working prooif

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Working proof, before title (H. I, 2).


No watermark


Infante Don Sebastian, Provôt sale, 1935, no. 74, Paris; M. Gobin; 1935, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA; from whom purchased by MFA through Robert M. Light, Boston, June, 1974 (original vote June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Remis