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Los Caprichos: P.1-1986

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Current Location: In storage


Los Caprichos


Printmaker: Goya y Lucientes, Francisco José de






History note: Enriqueta Harris collection

History note: Tomas Harris collection

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From the Gow Fund with the aid of the Regional Fund administered by the Victoria & Albert Museum on behalf of the Museums and Galleries Commission

Measurements and weight

Height: 308 mm
Width: 205 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1986) by Artemis Fine Arts Limited


Production date: AD 1799


80 plates and 6 pages of manuscript notes, bound in early 19th century (German binding ?)

First edition with manuscript explanations based on the Prado explanation sheets, with attempts to identify particular people, etc. , derived from the Alaya manuscript that was published by El Conde de la Vinanza, in "Goya, su tiempo, su vida y sus obras" (Madrid, 1887, pp. 327-359)

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

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Support composed of paper

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Inscription present: collector's stamp, at the verso of each plate and manuscript page

  • Text: Tomas Harris
  • Location: Verso lower centre
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1-1986
Primary reference Number: 2871
Harris (Goya): III. 1
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 14 July 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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