The Bewitched Man

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The Bewitched Man
Spanish: La lámpara del Diablo
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes - The Bewitched Man - WGA10039.jpg
ArtistFrancisco Goya
Yearc. 1798
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions42.5 cm × 30.8 cm (16.7 in × 12.1 in)
LocationNational Gallery, London

The Bewitched Man (also known as The Devil's Lamp) is a painting completed c. 1798 by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes.[1] It is an oil painting on canvas and depicts a scene from a play by Antonio de Zamora called The man bewitched by force (Spanish: El Hechizado Por Fuerza). The painting shows the protagonist, Don Claudio, who believes he is bewitched and that his life depends on keeping a lamp alight.

This is one of six paintings of witches and devils Goya painted for the Duke and Duchess of Osuna, who had an estate at Alameda de Osuna near Madrid.[2] It is held by the National Gallery, London.[3]

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  1. ^ "The Bewitched Man". Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  2. ^ "The Bewitched Man". Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  3. ^ A Scene from 'The Forcibly Bewitched'