The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (El sueño de la razon produce monstruos.) Caprichos 43

1797–1799
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 078, III, 1; Delteil 080; GW 0536

Dimensions

Platemark: 21 x 15 cm (8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 31.5 x 22.2 cm (12 3/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2002.503

Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint with burnishing (first edition)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

GW: 0536. Also faint drypoint to indicate letters

Inscription

Upper right in engraving: 43.; title in stopped-out aquatint

Provenance

Eleanor A. Sayre (b. 1916–d. 2001), Cambridge, MA; 2002, bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre