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

Aristocrats in Sacks

Drawn and etched 1815–17; printed about 1863–64
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 255, II, 2; Delteil 0209

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.5 x 35.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.) Sheet: 34.3 x 48.3 cm (13 1/2 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

14.1795

Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint; posthumous trial proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Brown ink, light plate tone, bevel.
Posthumous trial proof for the Academia de San Fernando, about 1863-1864 (H. II, 2).

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).

Provenance

By 1913, Francis Bullard (b. 1862 – d. 1913), Boston; 1913, by inheritance to his sister, Katherine Eliot Bullard (b. 1866 – d. 1920), Boston; 1914, gift of Katherine Eliot Bullard to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 23, 2018)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katherine Eliot Bullard