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The sleep of reason produces mosters (El sueño de la razon produce monstruos)

Accession Number
2008/1.152.43

Title
The sleep of reason produces mosters (El sueño de la razon produce monstruos)

Artist(s)
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Object Creation Date
1799

Medium & Support
etching and burnished aquatint on paper

Dimensions
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);7 7/16 in x 4 11/16 in (18.89 cm x 11.91 cm);8 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in (21.59 cm x 14.92 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund

Label copy
Plate 43
The sleep of reason produces monsters.
(El sueño de la razon produce monstruos.)
Etching and burnished aquatint
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, 2008/1.152.43
Commentary: Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the source of their wonders.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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