Soplones. (Tale-bearers - Blasts of wind); Plate 48 bound into "Los Caprichos"

Drawn and etched 1797–98; published 1799
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Place of Publication: Madrid, Spain

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 036-115, first edition; Delteil 038-117


Overall (each vol.): 23.5 x 17.8 x 1.2 cm (9 1/4 x 7 x 1/2 in.) Other (Slipcase): 24.7 x 3.7 x 19.5cm (9 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 7 11/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bound set of eighty hand-colored etching and aquatints, with manuscript annotations

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Bound sets

(Madrid: 1799) Octavo, two vols.; (v. 1) 3 leaves text, plus 40 plates; (v. 2) 4 ll. text, plus 40 plates; contemporary blue paper wrappers, contemporary pen and brown ink titling on spines (blue cloth box).


Unidentified collector's mark bottom of first plate each volume (fragment of "M": perhaps Gustave-François Morin, Rouen 1809-1886, painter [see Lugt 1178]; see also Lugt 1850); Eleanor A. Sayre, Cambridge, MA; her bequest to MFA October 23, 2002.

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre