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).
Gift of Sargent Bradlee and Miss Ellen T. Bullard, by exchange
Let the rope break
Drawn and etched about 1814–15; whole series first published posthumously 1863
- Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish, 1746–1828
Harris 197, I, 2; Delteil 0196
Medium or Technique
Etching, lavis or burnished aquataint (sulfur tint?); posthumous trial proof