Fuerte cosa es! (This is too much); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 31.
Drawn and etched about 1810–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)
Harris 151, I, 3; Delteil 0150
Platemark: 15.5 x 20.8 cm (6 1/8 x 8 3/16 in.) Sheet: 15.1 x 20.2 cm (5 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, burin (?), and burnishing scratches
Not On View
Working proof, before title and final number, before additional drypoint, and before borderline completed and before aquatint burnished from plate edges (H. I, 3).
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)
1951 Purchase Fund