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

Dimensions

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

51.1625

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

Inscription

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

Markings

Verso: MFA stamp in brown ink (Lugt 282)

Provenance

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