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Las rinde el sueño. (Sleep overcomes them); Plate 34 from the series "Los Caprichos"

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Inscription in Goya's hand


M. Ballester (blind stamp; P. Prouté, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA ; from whom purchased by MFA through Robert M. Light, Boston, June, 1974 (original vote June 13, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Bruder Hartmann, Anonymous gift and Gift of Miss Ellen T. Bullard, by exchange

Drawn and etched 1797–98, published 1799

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 069, I, 2; Delteil 071


Platemark: 21.9 x 15.4 cm (8 5/8 x 6 1/16 in.) Sheet: 26.3 x 20 cm (10 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching and burnished aquatint, working proof


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