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Siempre sucede. (It always happens); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 8.


Engraved u.l. 8; in graphite, u.r. inside pm, 8, below image, inside pm., Siempre sucede.


JG and half-palmette


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 1820–20; whole series first published posthumously 1863

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 128, I, 2; Delteil 0127

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint, posthumous trial proof


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