Goya: Goat; or Witches Sabbath Print
"This is probably the most well-known of the black murals from the House of the Deaf. An awestruck congregation gapes at the silouhetted goat-devil. A white shrouded figure* in the centre of the picture appears to be issuing from a hole in the ground, a grave or tomb. At the extreme left of this extraordinary scene of resurrection by sorcery sits the demure figure of a young girl. She is veiled and heavily draped in black, her hands hidden in a muff. What is her significance? Is she put there to heighten the grotesqueness of the others, or is she part of the ceremony, a seemingly innocent victim like the adolescent figures that are supposed to have a strong affinity with poltergeists? Certainly she heightens the horror of the scene." Bernard Myers, Goya, Spring Art Books, London, 1964, page 39.