It always happens. (Siempre sucede.)

Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish, 1746 - 1828



Etching on paper

First edition, made prior to all corrections

Plate: 6 15/16 × 8 9/16 in. (17.7 × 21.8 cm)

Sheet: 9 9/16 × 12 7/8 in. (24.3 × 32.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935


Portfolio / Series Title

Number 8 of 80 from The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra)


Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid, Spain


Place Made: Spain, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower center: Siempre sucede.; inscribed, in graphite, upper left: 8; inscribed, in graphite, upper right: 8 Watermark: HGO/Palmette

Exhibition History

Fatal Consequences: Callot, Goya, and the Horrors of War, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 8-December 9, 1990.

Publication History

Timothy Rub, Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, Kelly Pask, "A Gift to the College: The Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil Jr. Collection of Master Prints", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1998, listed, p.95, no. 109.

Hilliard T. Goldfarb and Reva Wolf, Fatal Consequences: Callot, Goya, and the Horrors of War, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1990.


Date unknown, in the collection of Felix Somary (1881-1956), Vienna and Zurich; sold Sotheby's, New York, May 3, 1978, lot 2; purchased by Adolph Weil, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama; 1991 given to Dartmouth College by Adolph Weil, Jr., Class of 1935.

Catalogue Raisonne

Delteil 127; Harris 128

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