The Rope Is Breaking (Que se rompe la cuerda.) Disasters of War 77
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)
GW 1128; H 197, I, 3; D 0196
Platemark: 17.8 x 22.1 cm (7 x 8 11/16 in.) Sheet: 22 x 31.7 cm (8 11/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching and foul biting (working proof)
Not On View
GW: 1128. Working proof, before title, before posthumous burin and burnishing (H. I, 3).
Upper left in engraving: 77; upper right in graphite pencil: 77
Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid; 1863, sold by Carderera 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., London, and Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. Purchased Sept. 13, 1951.
1951 Purchase Fund