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Merry Absurdity (Disparate alegre)

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Inscription

In brown ink, in Goya's hand, u.r.: "19", u.l. "8", b.c. in brown ink over brown ink: "Disparate Alegre"

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA; from whom purchased by the MFA through Robert M. Light, Boston, June, 1974

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, Dorothy and Samuel Glaser, Anonymous gift, and the M. and M. Karolik Fund

Drawn and etched about 1815–17

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 259, I, 2; Delteil 0213; GW: 1589

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.1 x 35 cm (9 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.) Sheet: 24.1 x 35 cm (9 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.702

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis or emery stone, drypoint, and tonal scratches, touched with chalk and varnish; working proof

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