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Qual la descañonan! (Oh how they pluck out her quills); Plate 21 bound into "Los Caprichos"

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William P. Babcock (1826-1899, born in Boston, lived in Paris, Lugt 207); acquired by bequest to the MFA, 12 June 1900.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Drawn and etched 1797–98, published 1799

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 056, II, 1; Delteil 058


Platemark: 21.8 x 14.9 cm (8 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 30.0 x 20.0 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint, pre-publication impression, proof before corrections


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