Se aprovechan. (They take advantage); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 16.

They avail themselves

Drawn and etched about 1810–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 136, I, 2; Delteil 0135


Platemark: 16.2 x 23.7 cm (6 3/8 x 9 5/16 in.) Sheet: 22.1 x 31.8 cm (8 11/16 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, lavis, drypoint, burin, and burnishing; working proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Warm black ink, clean-wiped. No bevel
Working proof, before numbers and letters (H. I, 2).


u.r. within pm. in graphite: 16, l.l. etched Goya.


No watermark


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)

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund