What a Great Deed! With Corpses! (Grande hazaña! Con muertos!) Disasters of War 39

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 159, I, 2; Delteil 0158; G & W W 1055


Platemark: 15.6 x 20.8 cm (6 1/8 x 8 3/16 in.) Sheet: 19 x 30.5 cm (7 1/2 x 12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burnishing, and direct etching (working proof)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Working proof, before numbers, title, before drypoint and before lavis removed from plate edges


Upper right in black crayon: 39; lower left, in etching: 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