Jester with Books at the Court of Philip IV

The Dwarf, Diego de Acedo (known as "el Primo") at the Court of Felipe IV
Buffoon with Books
un Enano de S. Phelipe IV

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), After Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 016, I, 2; Delteil 019; Gassier and Wilson 195


Platemark: 21.5 x 15.5 cm (8 7/16 x 6 1/8 in.) Sheet: 40.3 x 27.8 cm (15 7/8 x 10 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching on laid paper; working proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Working proof, before engraved letters, with additional foreground etching, before bevel (H. 16, I, 2).


Various later inscriptions on recto and verso, including "2" in red chalk


On verso: in brown ink, stamp in brown of MFA, Boston (Lugt 282)


Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid; 1863, sold by Carderera 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., London and Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA, Boston. (Accession Date: Sept. 13, 1951).

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund