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Madrid: 1799


Victoriano de Parra; Sanchez-Gerona; Eleanor A. Sayre, Cambridge, MA; her bequest to MFA Oct. 23, 2002.

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre

Drawn and etched, 1797–98; published 1799

Place of Publication

Madrid, Spain

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 036-115; Delteil 038-117


Volume: 21.3 x 15.5 x 4.5 cm (8 3/8 x 6 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bound set of eighty etching and aquatints, first edition containing contemporary manuscript introduction, title and plate explanations (Madrid: 1799) Octavo; 167 leaves [title page, 5 ll. text, part title, 160 ll. (alternating print titles and mounted prints)]; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf (cream-colored archival box). The prints trimmed to image and mounted on laid paper.


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