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, II; Delteil 080

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.8 x 15.2 cm (8 9/16 x 6 in.) Sheet: 30.0 x 20.0 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

B4165.43

Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint (faint drypoint to indicate letters), pre-publication impression

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Completed plate, with additional etching (more bats and shading on floor and reinforcement of etching in many areas).
From a bound pre-publication set of so-called trial proofs (H. II);
bound in brown sprinkled (mottled) calf with gold letters and decoration. On spine in gold on black: CAPRICH / DE/ GOYA; 31.0 x 21.3; in red slipcase, 31.8 x 22.8 cm

Provenance

William P. Babcock (1826-1899, born in Boston, lived in Paris, Lugt 207); acquired by bequest to the MFA, 12 June 1900.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock