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The sleep of reason produces monsters

The sleep of reason produces monsters
(El sueño de la razón produce monstruos)
(1797-1798); published 1799
plate 43 from Los Caprichos (The Caprices) series 1799

etching and aquatint printed in sepia ink
18.3 × 12.2 cm (image) 21.5 × 15.1 cm (plate) 24.2 × 16.7 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Madrid, Spain
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Harris 78.III.1
inscribed in plate above image u.r.c.: 43.
inscribed in plate in stop-out varnish l.l.: el sueño / de la razon / produce / monstros.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1976
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display