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

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William P. Babcock (1826-1899, born in Boston, lived in Paris, Lugt 207); acquired by bequest to the MFA, 12 June 1900.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Drawn and etched 1797–98, published 1799

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint (faint drypoint to indicate letters), pre-publication impression


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