Engraved l.l: 36 in graphite u.r. within pm.: 2, below image, outside pm.: Con razon ó sin ella. Various later cataloguing inscriptions in graphite on mount; some ascribed to C. Dodgson.
Charles Blanc; bought for 20 pounds from Colnaghi, April 1863 by William Stirling, Keir (later Stirling-Maxwell); Archibald Stirling; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA; purchased through R. M. Light, Boston, June 12, 1974 (original vote June 13, 1973).
Gift of Robert Storr and Bequest of William Perkins Babcock, by exchange
Whether right or wrong
With or without cause
Drawn and etched about 1810–14; whole series first published posthumously 1863
- Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish, 1746–1828
Harris 122, II, 1; Delteil 0121
Medium or Technique
Etching, lavis (direct bite) over sand or salt aquatint, drypoint, scraping, and burnishing; posthumous trial proof