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El sueño de la razon produce monstruos. (The sleep of reason produces monsters); Plate 43 from the series "Los Caprichos"

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Inscription in Goya's hand


Ricardo de Los Rios (b. 1846 - d. 1929), Paris and Madrid. By 1973, Philip Hofer (b. 1898 - d. 1984), Cambridge, MA; 1974, sold by Philip Hofer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1974)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Burton S. Stern, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard S. Shapiro, and the M. and M. Karolik Fund

Drawn and etched, 1797–98; published 1799

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 078, I, 2; Delteil 080


Platemark: 21.8 x 15.2 cm (8 9/16 x 6 in.) Sheet: 29.2 x 20.5 cm (11 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint (faint drypoint to indicate letters); working proof


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