Men in Sacks (Los Ensacados); from the "Disparates" series, plate 8

Aristocrats in Sacks

Drawn and etched about 1815–17; printed about 1848–54
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 255, II, 1; Delteil 0209


Platemark: 24.2 x 35.2 cm (9 1/2 x 13 7/8 in.) Sheet: 26.5 x 38.3 cm (10 7/16 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint; posthumous impression

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Posthumous impression, printed about 1848-1854 (H. II, 1 as “Trial Proof”).

The preferred series title “Disparates” (Follies) is derived from manuscript titles containing the word “Disparate” on fourteen of the working proofs, of which this is one. Beruete and others invented titles containing “Disparate” for the rest, except “Modo de volar” (no. 13).


H.M. Petiet, Paris; purchased March 1965

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund