Inscribed, in plate, upper right: AESOPVS; inscribed, in plate, bottom left to right: Sarada y gravada del Quadro original de D. Diego Velazquez que existe en el R. Palacio de Madrid por D. Franico Goya Pintor, / ano de 1778. Representa a Esopo el Fabulador de la estatura natural. Stamped, in black ink, lower right corner: R. mx [in oval]; stamped, on reverse, in blue ink, lower right: [collector's mark with the motto NEMINI CREDO in a crowned cirle, Lugt 1940]
Eleanor A. Sayre, The Changing Image: Prints by Francisco Goya, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, National Gallery of Canada, 1974-5, no. 11.
Roger Marx (Lugt 2229); Unidentified collector (Lugt 1940); C. G. Boerner Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1998.
Harris II, 13, III
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