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No se puede mirar. (One can't look); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 26.


Etched l.l. Goya; engraved, l.l., 27; u.l. engraved: 26(6 in rev.); u.r. within pm in graphite: 26; b.c. outside pm. in graphite: no se puede mirar.


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 from R. M. Light, Boston, June 12, 1974 (original vote June 13, 1973).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Cornelia Lombard and Miss Ellen T. Bullard by exchange

Drawn and etched about 1810–14; whole series first published posthumously 1863

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 146, I, 2; Delteil 0145

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, drypoint, burin, burnished aquatint, burnished lavis; posthumous trial proof


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