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An image of Mephistopheles in the tavern by Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix

(France 26 Apr 1798 – 13 Aug 1863)

Title
Mephistopheles in the tavern
Year
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
Accession number
44.1989
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 1990–27 Jan 1991