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L'ombre de Marguerite apparaissant a Faust
L'ombre de Marguerite apparaissant a Faust
Date:
1827 (published 1828)
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
27.1 x 35.6 cm (image); 32.2 x 47.9 cm (sheet)
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

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

Accession Number:
1963.30.856
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Faust and Mephistopheles are still in the mountains, but in a section peopled by demonic creatures, one with a rosary and a monk's hood but obviously not a monk. Snakes and other crawling creatures abound at their feet. Suddenly Faust sees the shade of Marguerite, held aloft by her hair and arms by winged monkey-like creatures. M. tells him to stop looking at her, and reminds him of the legend of Medusa. Faust mourns at Marguerite's appearance. (Virginia K. Anderson 01/21/94)