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Bacchus (The Drunkards)

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Inscription: Etched below image: "Pintura de Don Diego Velazquez con figuras del tamaño natural en el Real Palacio de Madrid, que representa un BACO fingido coronando algunos / borrachos: dibujada y grabada por D. Francisco Goya, Pintor, Año de 1778" Later inscriptions: see catalogue sheet


Valentín Carderera y Solano (?), Madrid (1796-1880); Sir William Stirling (later Stirling-Maxwell), Bart of Keir (1818-1878); Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling, of Keir; Colnaghi, London; Purchased by MFA, Boston (Lugt 282), through Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Purchased Sept. 13, 1951.

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund

A False Bacchus Crowning Some Drunkards


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 004, III, 1; Delteil 04


Platemark: 32 x 43.7 cm (12 5/8 x 17 3/16 in.) Sheet: 30.7 x 39.3 cm (12 1/16 x 15 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching; completed plate


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