Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Devout Vows (Devota Profesion)

  • Artist:

    Goya, Francisco

  • Artist Bio:

    Spanish, 1746–1828

  • Date:

    etched 1794-1798, published 1803

  • Medium:

    Etching, aquatint and drypoint

  • Dimensions:

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Robert Fizzell

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Do you swear to obey and respect your masters, as well as those in authority: to sweep attics, to spin tow, to beat timbrels, to howl, to yell, to fly, to cook, to anoint, to suck, to boil, to blow, to fry, each and every time you are ordered?—I swear—Then, my child, you are now a witch. Congratulations.


¿Juras obedecer y respetar a tus maestras y superiors? ¿Barrer desbanes, hilar estopa, tocar sonajas, ahullar, chillar, volar, guisar, untar, chupar, cocer, soplar, freir, cada y quando se te mande?–Juro.—Pues, hija, ya eres Bruja. Sea en ora buena.