The custody of a criminal does not call for torture, Preparatory drawing for the etching "La seguridad de un reo no exige tormento"

Prisoner in chains leaning against a wall to the right
Prisoner in leg irons, facing

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 0988: Gassier II, 164

Dimensions

Sheet :10.48 x 7.15 cm (4 1/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.223

Medium or Technique

Pen, brush and brown ink over slight graphite sketch; sanguine border; the outlines of the image incised for transfer and the verso rubbed with red chalk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Study for etching D. 32. H. 27 (1974.246).
Preparatory drawing for the etching “La seguridad de un reo no exige tormento”

Markings

No watermark

Provenance

By 1931, W.G.Russell Allen (Boston, 1882-1955); acquired by bequest April 1974 (accession date April 10, 1974)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen