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La seguridad de un reo no exige tormento. (The custody of a criminal does not require torture)

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Gottfried Eissler, (1862-1924), Vienna, stamp (L. 805b), verso; W.G. Russell Allen (1882-1955), Boston, bequest to MFA, Boston, stamp (not in L.) brown, verso

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

Prisoner in Leg Irons, facing

about 1810–14

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 027, III, 1; Delteil 032


Platemark: 11.5 x 8.5 cm (4 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.) Sheet: 25.3 x 18 cm (9 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching; posthumous impression


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