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, III, 1; Delteil 0110
Platemark: 21.7 x 15.2 cm (8 9/16 x 6 in.) Sheet: 29.7 x 18.6 cm (11 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, burnished aquatint, and burin; first edition
Not On View
Completed plate from a bound first edition set, before bevel, published 1799 (H. III, 1).
Bound in red leather with gold letters on spine (“CAPRICES/ DE/ GOYA”) and gold decoration inside, 31.0 x 21.0 cm.
William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; by inheritance to his niece, Lydia Evans Tunnard (Mrs. Christopher Tunnard, b. 1913 - d. 1980), New Haven, CT; 1967, year-end gift of Mrs. Christopher Tunnard to the MFA. (Accession date: January 10, 1968)
Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in honor of Henry P. Rossiter