Mejor es holgar. (It is better to be lazy); Plate 73 bound into "Los Caprichos"
Drawn and etched 1797–98, published 1799
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)
Harris 108, II; Delteil 0110
Platemark: 21.7 x 15.2 cm (8 9/16 x 6 in.) Sheet: 30.0 x 20.0 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, burnished aquatint, and burin; pre-publication impression
Not On View
Completed plate, pre-publication impression.
From a bound pre-publication set of so-called trial proofs (H. II);
bound in brown sprinkled (mottled) calf with gold letters and decoration. On spine in gold on black: CAPRICH / DE/ GOYA; 31.0 x 21.3; in red slipcase, 31.8 x 22.8 cm
William P. Babcock (1826-1899, born in Boston, lived in Paris, Lugt 207); acquired by bequest to the MFA, 12 June 1900.
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock