Y aun no se van! (And still they don't go!); Caprichos 59

La Trampa (The Trap)

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 094, I, 2; Delteil 096: G & W 569


Platemark: 21.9 x 15.2 cm (8 5/8 x 6 in.) Sheet: 32 x 22.2 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, and burin; working proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Working proof, before letters and number, before additional aquatint, burnishing and burin (H. 94 I, 2).


Inscribed l.c. within pm in red chalk: La Trampa [the trap], this crossed out in pen and brown ink and written: Salga lo qe sa - / liere [Let come out what will]; in pen and brown ink, u.r. corner, within pm: 6 and u.r. corner: P 59.
Later inscriptions: u.l. in black chalk: 59; l.l. in graphite: D.96 I Et encore ils ne s'en vout pas! ; l.r.in graphite: . C 19768 [Colnaghi stock no. ]. Verso: in graphite: A.S 169F;




Verso: MFA collection stamp (Lugt 282) with acc. no.in graphite: 1973.718


Probably Ricardo de los Rios (b. 1846–d. 1929), Paris. ? 1930 through 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 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bernat and the M. and M. Karolik Fund