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Soldiers Frightened by a Phantom [Disparate de Miedo] (Fearful Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 2

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Inscription

l.r. in red chalk(not Goya), "2"; 1.1., graphite cataloguing notations and descriptions

Provenance

Ex. Coll.: Emil Hirsch, Munich; Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Purchase 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

Drawn and etched about 1815–17; printed about 1848

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 249, II, 1; Delteil 0203

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.2 x 35 cm (9 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.) Sheet: 26.4 x 37.5 cm (10 3/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.701.2

Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis (?), emery stone, and tonal scratching; posthumous impression, trial proof.

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