Francisco Goya Spanish (1746-1828)Despacha, Que Dispiertan (Be quick, They are waking up)Series: Plate 78 for Los Caprichos
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: Date of plate: 1799. Date of impression: 1886
Edition : 5th, edition size: 210
References: Harris 113
Size: plate: 8-5/8 x 6 inches
Description: Goya's 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.
Stock Number: 32108