The Easel

Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album, Courtauld Gallery

Goya – sometimes described as the last of the old masters – wrote underneath one of his etchings “when reason dreams, monsters are born”. An exhibition of his private drawings in London reveals some of those monsters of his imagination. Despite his old age and infirmity, the drawings display exquisite technique, a capability that he assigned to the task of portraying his uncomfortable inner visions