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)
Harris 078, II; Delteil 080
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.)
Medium or Technique
Etching and burnished aquatint (faint drypoint to indicate letters), pre-publication impression
Not On View
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
William P. Babcock (1826-1899, born in Boston, lived in Paris, Lugt 207); acquired by bequest to the MFA, 12 June 1900.
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock