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Por qué ? (Why?); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 32.


Engraved, u.l., 32; u.r. within pm. in graphite: 32; l.l., engraved, but uninked, 49; b.c. outside pm. in graphite: Por qué?


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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

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen, by exchange

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 152, II; Delteil 151

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burin, lavis, and drypoint; posthumous trial proof


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