Be quick, they are waking up. (Despacha que dispiértan)Artist(s)Francisco José de Goya y LucientesObject Creation Date1799Medium & Supportetching and burnished aquatint on paperDimensions
12 in x 8 in (30.48 cm x 20.32 cm);8 1/8 in x 5 15/16 in (20.64 cm x 15.08 cm);8 7/16 in x 5 15/16 in (21.43 cm x 15.08 cm)Credit LineGift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry FundLabel copy
Be quick, they are waking up.
(Despacha, que dispiértan.)
Etching and burnished aquatint
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, 2008/1.152.78
Commentary: The goblins are the most industrious and obliging people there are. As the maid keeps them happy, they scour the pot, cook the vegetables, wash up, sweep, and hush the child. It has often been disputed whether they are devils or not; don’t let us deceive ourselves. Devils are those who spend their time doing harm or hindering others from doing good, or doing nothing at all.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typeintaglio printCollection AreaWesternRights
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