Loco p.r Errar (Lunatic Because He Erred, or Lunatic To Be Fitted with Leg Irons), Sheet 44 from Album G (Bordeaux Album I)

Mad by Error (?)

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 1749; Gassier I, 402


Sheet :19.2 x 14.6 cm (7 9/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black crayon on blued [Prussian blue] that appears gray-green, laid paper On verso: offset of Album G 45

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, October 7, 2018 – January 6, 2019


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Man in robes (academic or cleric) staring intently at a book


Upper right:in crayon 44; upper center in crayon:n Loco p. r. Errar" (erased); lower right: in crayon...nto. Verso shows offset of sheet 45; on verso: Goya (not signature)


Watermark: Shield with St. Andrew's Cross between two lions
Verso: MFA oval stamp in brown ink (Lugt 282) , with accession number in graphite


1828, by inheritance to the artist’s son, Javier Goya y Bayeu (b. 1784–d. 1854), Madrid; 1854, by inheritance to his son, Mariano Goya y Goicoechea (b. 1806–d. 1874), Madrid; about 1855-60, sold by Mariano Goya to Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (b. 1815–d. 1894), Madrid; before 1869, acquired from Federico de Madrazo by Jules Boilly (b. 1796–d. 1874), Paris; March 19-20, 1869, sold at Boilly’s sale, Hôtel Drouot, lot 48 (an album of twenty drawings), to Leurceau; possibly sold by Leurceau to Hyadès (an army inspector), Bordeaux. Private collection, Paris. By 1933, Alfred Strölin (dealer, b. 1871–d. 1954), Paris and Lausanne, Switzerland. Switzerland; November 12, 1953, sold by Frederick Strölin to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 12, 1953)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund