"I put him," he replied, still speaking in his sleep, "under the boiling vat."
Medium: Crayon, gouache, and ink wash on illustration board
Dimensions: sheet: 13 5/8 × 15 1/16 × 1/16 in. (34.6 × 38.3 × 0.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: Date and place of publication not identified
Credit Line: Gift of Janet Hall, 2011
About: The title of this drawing, which is inscribed on the reverse, refers to an anecdote reported in various legal and religious texts, and in literature about dreams. Seven years after committing a murder, a man relives the act in a dream, and when questioned while still asleep, he confesses to the crime.
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