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Disparate Claro (Evident Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 15

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Inscription

In brwon ink, u.r., "7", b.c., in Goya's hand, within pm.: "Disparate Claro:; 1.1. in graphite, later notations.

Provenance

Lefort (?); Dr. Julius Hofmann, Vienna (1840-1913) (Lugt 1264); Robert Hoffman; Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); purchased through R. M. Light, Boston June 12, 1974 (original vote June 13, 1973).

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. G. Peabody Gardner and Museum Purchase Funds

Drawn and etched about 1815–17

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 262, I, 2; Delteil 0216; GW: 1594

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.6 x 35.6 cm (9 11/16 x 14 in.) Sheet: 31.1 x 42 cm (12 1/4 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.703

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis, salt aquatint, and tonal scratches; working proof

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