Los Chinchillas (The Chinchillas). Plate 50 of "Los Caprichos"

Drawn and etched 1797–98, printed later
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 085, falsified proof; Delteil 087


Platemark: 20.2 x 14.5 cm (7 15/16 x 5 11/16 in.): Sheet: 31.5 x 24.2 cm (12 3/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, and burin (Falsified proof)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Falsified proof on 18th c. paper with number and letters not inked. The paper seems to be 18th c. Spanish but not characteristic of any of the Caprichos papers..


Marques de Casa Torres?; Eleanor A. Sayre, Cambridge, MA (1916-2001); her bequest to MFA October 23, 2002

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre