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Sleep of Reason, after Goya

About 1830
Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)


Sheet: 22.1 × 18 cm (8 11/16 × 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink

Not On View




atelier stamp in LR


1864, Delacroix atelier (L. 838a); February 22-29, 1864, Delacroix atelier sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, probably included in lot 640 [see note 1]. William Rothenstein (b. 1872 – d. 1945), London; by descent within the family [see note 2]; 2017, sold by an agent for the Rothenstein family to Hill-Stone, Inc., South Dartmouth, MA; 2019, sold by Hill-Stone, Inc. to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

NOTES: [1] Lot 640 was an unspecified number of “Etudes d’après Goya”. [2] According to the dealer at the time of acquisition.

Credit Line

Joseph F. McCrindle Endowment Fund for Drawings