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Ex coll. Andre Mellerio (L. 153a). MSA 1938, from Le Garrec, Paris.
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
In a moonlit city square, three men are dueling. Faust stabs his sword into Valentin's chest, driving it out the back. Valentin's sword is up in an effort to fend off Faust's, but Mephistopheles has thrown his sword up and aborted Valentin's effort. The scene takes place in front of a church entrance, and the town well is nearby. Numerous buildings line the square, many of them step-gabled. A lute (Valentin's?) lies on the ground. M. says, "Thrust!" V. Says, "Oh!" And M. says, "There's my tame clodhopper!" (Virginia K. Anderson 01/21/94)