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Title

Mephistopheles in the tavern

1828

Artist

Eugène Delacroix

France

26 Apr 1798 - 13 Aug 1863

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Eugène Delacroix

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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