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Con razon ó sin ella. (Rightly or wrongly); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 2.


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.


No watermark


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).

Credit Line

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 122, II, 1; Delteil 0121

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, lavis (direct bite) over sand or salt aquatint, drypoint, scraping, and burnishing; posthumous trial proof


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