(France 26 Apr 1798 – 13 Aug 1863)
41.4 x 27.7 cm 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, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 12. no catalogue numbers
Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Nov 1990–27 Jan 1991