Charles Blanc; bought for 20 pounds from Colnaghi, April 1863 by William Stirling, Keir (later Stirling-Maxwell); Archibald Stirling; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA; purchased from R. M. Light, Boston, June 12, 1974 (original vote June 13, 1973).
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pirie and Gift of the Class in History of Engraving, by exchange
What is this commotion?
Drawn and etched about 1814–15; whole series first published posthumously 1863
- Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish, 1746–1828
Harris 185, II; Delteil 184
Platemark: 18 x 22.1 cm (7 1/16 x 8 11/16 in.) Sheet: 26.1 x 35.5 cm (10 1/4 x 14 in.)
Medium or Technique
Etching, burnished aquatint/lavis (sulfur tint?), burin, and burnisher; posthumous trial proof