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The shadow of Marguerite appearing to Faust

Artist: Eugène Delacroix (1798 - 1863) Primary
Artist: Goyer & Hermet Printer
Date: 1828
19th century
Dimensions: 10.24 x 13.58 in. (26 x 34.5 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2017.
Accession Number: 2017.35.40
This work is not currently on view

At the urging of the printer Charles Motte, Delacroix created a suite of eighteen lithographs to illustrate a French translation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s tragic play Faust. At lower left, the inscription reads: "Delacroix inv[eni]t et Lithog[raphie]." The printer is identified at lower right: "Lith. Goyer et Hermet, 7, pas. Dauphine."

The French text beneath the image reads "Laisse cet objet, on se trouve jamais bien de le regarder... tus as bien entondu racouter l'historie de meduse? Faust. Assurément ce sont là les yeux d'un mort, qu'une main amie n'a point fermes; c'est la le sien que Marguerite m'a livré, c'est le corps charmant que j'ai possèdé."

"Leave this object, it is never good to look at it... have you heard of the story of Medusa? Faust. Assuredly these are the eyes of a dead man, which a friendly hand is not firm; it is hers that Marguerite gave me, it is the charming body that I possessed."


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