La seguridad de un reo no exige tormento. (The custody of a criminal does not require torture)

Prisoner in Leg Irons, facing

about 1810–14
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 027, III, 1; Delteil 032


Platemark: 11.5 x 8.5 cm (4 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.) Sheet: 25.3 x 18 cm (9 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching; posthumous impression

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Posthumous impression, about 1859, probably printed in the Calcografia with the plates owned by Lumley (the so-called “Late Caprichos” H. 30-34) (H. 27,III, 1).


Gottfried Eissler, (1862-1924), Vienna, stamp (L. 805b), verso; W.G. Russell Allen (1882-1955), Boston, bequest to MFA, Boston, stamp (not in L.) brown, verso

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen