Y son fieras. (And they are wild beasts!); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 5.

And they are like wild beasts

Drawn and etched about 1811-12

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 125, I, 2; Delteil 0124; Gassier & Wilson 998


Platemark: 15.8 x 21 cm (6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.) Sheet: 21.5 x 31.5 cm (8 7/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint, and burnishing scratches, on laid paper; working proof

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Black ink. No bevel.
Working proof, before final number and letters, and before additional burnishing (H. I, 2).


L.l., engraved: 28; u.l. in black ink: 5, u.r. in graphite 5.


Verso: MFA stamp in brown ink (Lugt 282)


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