Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Time To Be Off (Ya Es Hora)

  • Artist:

    Goya, Francisco

  • Artist Bio:

    Spanish, 1746–1828

  • Date:

    etched 1794-1798, published 1803

  • Medium:

    Etching and aquatint

  • Dimensions:

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Robert Fizzell

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

As soon as day breaks, they fly each one his own way, the witches, the hobgoblins, the visions, and the phantoms. It is a good thing that these people show themselves only by night and in the dark. No one has ever been able to find out where they hide and lock themselves up during daytime. He who would catch a group of goblins in their den, and show them in a cage at ten o’clock in the morning on the Puerta del Sol, would not need any right of primogeniture to an entailed estate.


Luego que amanece huyen cada cual por su lado Brujas, Duendes, visiones y fantasmas. Buena cosa es que esta gente no se dexe ver sino de noche y a obscuras! Nadie a podido aberiguar en donde se encierran y ocultan durante el día. El que lograse cojer una madriguera le Duendes y la enseñare dentro de una jaula a las 10 de la mañana en la Puerta del Sol, no necesitaba de otro mayorazgo.