She Prays for Her (Ruega por ella.), Caprichos 31

Ruega por ella. (She prays for her); Caprichos 31

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 066, I, 2; Delteil 068; Gassier & Wilson 513


Platemark: 21.9 x 15.2 cm (8 5/8 x 6 in.) Sheet: 31.9 x 22.5 cm (12 9/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint with burnishing, and touches of pen and brown ink (working proof)

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, October 7, 2018 – January 6, 2019


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Working proof, before letters and before an additional grain of aquatint, which is extensively burnished, before drypoint and burin, touched with pen and brown ink indicating changes on her forehead, rt. eye and left cheek. Harris 66, I, 2


Later inscriptions and stamps: Upper left in graphite: Pl 31




Verso: MFA stamp (Lugt 282) with acc. no. in graphite 1973.713


Probably Ricardo de los Rios (b. 1846–d. 1929), Paris. ? 1930 through Marcel Guiot and Colnaghi to Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984) NY; Philip Hofer and his wife, Frances L. Hofer (b. 1908–d. 1978), Cambridge, MA; 1974, sold by Mr. and Mrs. Hofer, through Robert M. Light (dealer), Boston, to the MFA. (original vote June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Ian Woodner Family Foundation and by exchange from the 1951 Purchase Fund