41.4 x 27.7cm sheet
One of a series of illustrations by Delacroix for a French translation of Goethe’s ‘Faust’. The scene is Auerbach’s tavern. Mephistopheles is seen sitting on a table and addressing a group of men who are amazed by a fire burning on the floor. Wine from the table gushes into the fire – a magical trick played on the men by Mephistopheles.
Nicholas Draffin (Australia, b.1943, d.1995) (Author), Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Domain, 1991, 12. no catalogue numbers
Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 02 Nov 1990–27 Jan 1991.