Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Nurse’s Child (El De La Rollona)

  • Artist:

    Goya, Francisco

  • Artist Bio:

    Spanish, 1746–1828

  • Date:

    etched 1794–1798, published 1803

  • Medium:

    Etching or aquatint

  • Dimensions:

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Robert Fizzell

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Neglect laxness and fondling make children capricious, stubborn, haughty, overfond of sweets, lazy, and unbearable. They grow up and yet remain childish. Such is this Nurse’s child.


La negligencia, la tolerancia, y el mimo hacen a los niños antojadizos, obstinados, soberbios, golosos, perezosos, e insufribles; llegan a grandes y son niños todavía. Tal es el de la Rollona.