An image of Mephistopheles in the tavern

Eugène Delacroix

(France 26 Apr 1798 – 13 Aug 1863)

Mephistopheles in the tavern

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.

Year
1828
Media
Print
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
41.4 x 27.7 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1989
Accession number
44.1989