'Nightmare'; an old woman carrying figures on her back; folio 20 from the Witches and Old Women  Album 'D', Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux), Brush, black ink, and wash on Netherlandish laid paper

'Nightmare'; an old woman carrying figures on her back; folio 20 from the Witches and Old Women Album 'D'

Artist:
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date:
ca. 1819–23
Medium:
Brush, black ink, and wash on Netherlandish laid paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 3/16 x 5 11/16 in. (23.4 x 14.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.27
Not on view
Inscription: Numbered in pen and brown ink upper center '20'; in pen and dark brown ink upper right corner '22' (underlined, pertaining to Madrazo Album III). Below the figures, the title 'Pesadilla' (over a light indication of the same word) in black chalk written by Goya. To the left of 'Pesadilla' (Nightmare) the word 'Visión' (Vision) crossed out with two horizontal lines.

Marking: Stamped, lower right corner: ER (Lugt 897: Eugene Rodrigues); center, below title, MMA stamp (Lugt 1943). Inscribed in graphite on verso, lower center: 'Paul J. Sachs / Collection / 51288'
Javier Goya y Bayeu (Spanish)(1828); Mariano Goya y Goicoechea (Spanish)(1854); Federico de Madrazo y Küntz (Spanish)(ca. 1855-60), and/or; Román Garreta y Huerta (Spanish)(ca. 1855-60); Paul Lebas (French)(sale Drouot, 3.4.1877, lot 78 to Féral, 21 fr.); Eugène Rodrigues(Lugt 897); Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge
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