Sale 19889
The Sleep of Reason: Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos
Online 8 - 23 October 2020

Delteil 101; Harris 99

‘The Ayala text of 1799-1803 reads: ‘Here are the Vices flying with extended wings over the region of Ignorance. They (the Vices) sustain one another’. The obscure and menacing background, surrounding these monsters flying through darkness, adds both to the mystery and the power of this devilish scene.’

Johnson, R. S., Francisco Goya, Los Caprichos, R.S. Johnson Fine Art, Chicago, 1992, p. 154.

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