The Sabbath of Witches (Le Sabbat des Sorcières) by Francisco Goya, from 1797 until 1798, Lazaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid.
This is one of eight paintings commissioned by the Duchess of Osuna for her country house at Alameda. The subject, similar to that of etching No. 60 of Los Caprichos, enabled Goya to combine his flair for fantasy with savage attacks on the Church’s abuses and exploitation of superstitions and fears,
which were deeply rooted in the popular imagination.