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El Sueño de la razón produce monstrous (The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters)
  • Francisco de Goya
    1746–1828
    born: Fuentetodos, Spain ; died: Bordeaux, France
  • El Sueño de la razón produce monstrous (The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters), circa 1799
  • Los Caprichos, plate 43
  • Where object was made: Spain
  • etching, aquatint
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 122 x 182 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 4 13/16 x 7 3/16 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 150 x 215 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 5 7/8 x 8 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 203 x 292 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 x 11 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0254
Description

A person sits on a chair, leaning forward onto a table. Their arms are crossed and cradling their head. They are sleeping. Behind them, owls and bats fly closer and crowd the person.