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El sueño de la razon produce monstruos. (The sleep of reason produces monsters); Plate 43 bound into "Los Caprichos"

Drawn and etched, 1797–98; published 1799
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 078, III, 1; Delteil 080

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.8 x 15.2 cm (8 9/16 x 6 in.) Sheet: 29.7 x 18.6 cm (11 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1198.43

Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint (with faint drypoint to indicate letters); first edition

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Completed plate from a bound first edition set, before bevel, published 1799 (H. III, 1).
Bound in red leather with gold letters on spine (“CAPRICES/ DE/ GOYA”) and gold decoration inside, 31.0 x 21.0 cm.

Provenance

William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; by inheritance to his niece, Lydia Evans Tunnard (Mrs. Christopher Tunnard, b. 1913 - d. 1980), New Haven, CT; 1967, year-end gift of Mrs. Christopher Tunnard to the MFA. (Accession date: January 10, 1968)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in honor of Henry P. Rossiter