This etching is typical of
Fortuny's interest on unassuming, everyday street scenes, and the
rendering is remarkable in evoking the texture and detail of period
dress and architecture; this particular impression turns his subtle
treatment of drapery and masonry to advantage
Furthermore, this etching is
quite rare, and may possibly be the first etching that Fortuny made, dated by Davillier to 1861.
* There is a fine impression, probably from the first edition (on ivory laid paper) in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: