Goya y Lucientes, Pintor (Frontispiece, pl. 1, bound into "Los Caprichos") (Francisco Goya, Painter, plate 1 of "Los Caprichos")


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 036, II, 1; Delteil 038


Platemark: 22.0 x 15.3 cm (8 11/16 x 6 in.) Sheet: 30.0 x 20.0 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint, drypoint, and burin, pre-publication proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



From a bound pre-publication set of so-called trial proofs (H. II); Proof with letters and no., but before corrections in title (before comma after “Lucientes: and loop to “r” of Pintor; after colon after Fran” changed to a period.
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