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Title

Mephistopheles in the tavern

1828


Artist

Eugène Delacroix

France

26 Apr 1798 - 13 Aug 1863


About

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.


Details


Date

1828


Media category

Print


Materials used

lithograph


Edition

ii of 7 states


Dimensions

41.4 x 27.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1989


Location

Not on display


Accession number

44.1989


Artist information

Eugène Delacroix

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 12. no catalogue numbers