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Duel de Faust et de Valentin
Duel de Faust et de Valentin
Date:
1827 (published 1828)
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
23.3 x 28.9 cm (image); 31.8 x 47.1 cm (sheet)
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Ex coll. Andre Mellerio (L. 153a). MSA 1938, from Le Garrec, Paris.

Accession Number:
1963.30.852
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

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)