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The Rope Is Fraying (Que se rompe la cuerda)

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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 1814–15

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 197, I, 3; Delteil 0196; GW 1128

Dimensions

Platemark: 17.8 x 22.1 cm (7 x 8 11/16 in.) Sheet: 22 x 31.7 cm (8 11/16 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

51.1692

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint or lavis (sulfur tint?); working proof

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