Para eso habeis nacido. (This is what you were born for); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 12.
Drawn and etched about 1810–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)
Harris 132, I, 3; Delteil 0131
Platemark: 16.3 x 23.7 cm (6 7/16 x 9 5/16 in.) Sheet: 22.5 x 32 cm (8 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, lavis, drypoint, and burin; working proof
Not On View
Warm black ink, clean-wiped on unworked highlighted areas of the figures. No bevel
Working proof, before final number and letters, with lavis and additional etching and burin (H. I, 3).
1863, sold by Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid, to Sir William Stirling Maxwell (b. 1818–d. 1878), Keir House, Scotland; 1878, by inheritance to his son, Brigadier General Archibald Stirling (b. 1867–d. 1931), Keir House; 1931, by inheritance to his son, Lieutenant Colonel William Joseph Stirling (b. 1911–d. 1983), Keir House; September 13, 1951, sold by William Joseph Stirling, through Colnaghi & Co. and Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 13, 1951)
1951 Purchase Fund