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De qué sirve una taza? (Of what use is a cup?); Fatales consequencias de la sangrienta guerra en España con Buonaparte. Y otros caprichos enfaticos [Disasters of War], plate 59.

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SERRA

Provenance

Valentín Carderera y Solano (?), Madrid (1796-1880); Sir William Stirling (later Stirling-Maxwell), Bart of Keir (1818-1878); Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling, of Keir; Colnaghi, London; Purchased by MFA, Boston (Lugt 282), through Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Purchased Sept. 13, 1951.

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund

Drawn and etched about 1812–14

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 179, I, 1; Delteil 0178

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.7 x 20.7 cm (6 3/16 x 8 1/8 in.) Sheet: 22 x 31.5 cm (8 11/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.1680

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, and lavis; working proof

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