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Disparate Ridiculo (Ridiculous Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 3

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Inscription

l.r. in red chalk(not Goya) "3"; 1.1., graphite cataloguing notations and descriptions (some erased)

Provenance

Ex. Coll.: Emil Hirsch, Munich; Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); from whom purchased through R, M. Light, Boston, by MFA (original vote June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

Bequest of Horatio Greenough Curtis and the Harvey D. Parker Collection, by exchange

Extravagant Folly

Drawn and etched about 1815–17; printed about 1848

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 250, II, 1; Delteil 0204

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.2 x 35 cm (9 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.) Sheet: 26.3 x 37.4 cm (10 3/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.701.3

Medium or Technique

Etching, aquatint, emery stone, drypoint, and tonal scratches; posthumous impression, trial proof

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