GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco de
(b. 1746, Fuendetodos, d. 1828, Bordeaux)
Oil on canvas, 123 x 265 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
This painting (Al aquelarre) was originally in the first floor room of the Quinta del Sordo.
Asmodi was a demon who lifted off the roofs of houses and revealed to his companion the licentious ways of their inhabitants. Probably an allusion to the artist's 'illicit relationship' with Leocadia Weiss.