Nightmare; Witches and Old Women; Album (D), page 20

Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)

ca. 1819–23
Brush, black ink, and wash on Netherlandish laid paper
sheet: 9 3/16 x 5 11/16 in. (23.4 x 14.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
  • Secondary Titles


  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Pen and irongall ink, upper center: 20; title in black chalk below drawing: "Visión (crossed out with two horizontal lines) Pesadilla"; pen and ink, upper right corner: 22 (underlined)

    Marking: Stamped, lower right corner: ER (Lugt 897: Rodrigues); stamped center, below title, MMA stamp (Lugt 1943). Inscribed in graphite on verso, lower center: Paul J. Sachs / Collection / 51288

  • Provenance

    Javier Goya y Bayeu (Spanish)(1828); Mariano Goya y Goicoechea (Spanish)(1854); Federico de Madrazo y Küntz (Spanish, Rome 1815–1894 Madrid)(ca. 1855-60), and/or; Román Garreta y Huerta (Spanish)(ca. 1855-60); Paul Lebas (French, Paris)(sale Drouot, 3.4.1877, lot 78 to Féral, 21 fr.); Eugène Rodrigues (Paris 1853–?1928)(Lugt 897); Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge

  • Exhibition History

    Indianapolis Museum of Art. "Treasures from the Metropolitan, Indianapolis Museum of Art," October 25, 1970–January 3, 1971.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Spain: Drawings, Prints and Photographs, Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18, 1989–July 16, 1989.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Goya in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 12, 1995–December 31, 1995.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Gassier/Wilson 1376; Gassier D20 [104]; Mayor 27

  • References

    Manuela Mena Marqués Manuela B. Mena Marqués, Manuela Mena Marqués Manuela B. Mena Marqués, Museo Nacional del Prado Goya en tiempos de guerra. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2008, (as ca. 1819-23, entry by Gudrun Maurer), cat. no. 138, pp. 402-403, ill.

    Bryson Burroughs "Drawings Among the Recent Acquisitions." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 14, no. 8, New York, August 1919, pp. 177-178, ill.

    Treasures from the Metropolitan. Exh. cat., Inaugural Exhibition of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Oct. 25, 1970 - Jan. 3, 1971. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1970, cat. no. no. 52, p. 75.

    Harry B. Wehle "Fifty Drawings by Francisco Goya." MMA Papers no. 7. New York, 1938, fig. no. no. 10, p. 11.

    Goya: Drawings and Prints. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1955, fig. no. 210.

    Goya and His Times. Ex. cat., December 7, 1963 - March 1, 1964. Royal Academy of Arts, London, London, 1963, cat. no. 169, p. 87.

    Pierre Gassier, Juliet Wilson Bareau Goya His Life and Work. London, 1971, fig. no. 1376, part 3, p. 288.

    Pierre Gassier Francisco Goya Drawings, The Complete Albums. New York, 1973, fig. no. no. D. 20 [104], p. 151.

    A. Hyatt Mayor Goya: 67 Drawings. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1974, fig. no. 27, ill.

    Ebria Feinblatt Old Master Drawings from American Collections Exh. cat., Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 29 - June 13, 1976. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1976, cat. no. 231, fig. no. 231, p. 214., ill.

    Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein Goya in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ex. cat., September 12 - December 31. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1995, fig. no. 9, p. 21, ill.

    Juliet Wilson Bareau, Tom Lubbock Goya: Drawings From His Private Albums. Ex. cat. Hayward Gallery, London, London, 2001, cat. no. 91, pp. 195-96, ill.

    Jonathan Brown, Lisa A. Banner, A. Schulz et al. The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya. Ex. cat., The Frick Collection, New York (Oct. 5, 2010 - Jan. 9, 2011). The Frick Collection New York in association with Scala Publishers, 2010, (text by Andrew Schulz), fig. no. 33, p. 122, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History