Las mugeres dan valor. (The women give courage); from "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (Disasters of War), plate 4

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 124, III, 1; Delteil 0123

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.5 x 20.5 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.) Sheet: 24.3 x 33.3 cm (9 9/16 x 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

M21914.4

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis (open-bite), drypoint, and burnisher; posthumous first edition

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Warm black ink, pale plate-tone.
From posthumous first edition (1863), with letters and numbers (Harris III, 1, a). 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.

Inscription

Engraved u.l. 4; l.l.:35 or 54(very faint); below image, Las mugeres dan valor.

Markings

No watermark

Provenance

Purchased 6/1/1911

Credit Line

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