Image: 10 7/16 x 7 9/16 in. (26.5 x 19.2 cm)
Sheet: 12 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. (32.7 x 26.7 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, Rogers Fund, and Gift of Theodore De Witt, by exchange, 1931
Not on view
The subject of this print is based on a scene in Goethe's play (published in German in 1773; and French in 1823) that tells the story of the life of a German knight (1480-1562) who fought to regain the privileges of free knights, nullified by the emperor Maximilian I in 1495. This lithograph is the fourth in a series of seven illustrations to Goethe's play Goetz von Berlichingen, executed by Delacroix between 1836 and 1843. For a preparatory drawing, see the work in the Robert Lehman Collection (1975.1.614).
Goetz von Berlichingen écrivant ses mémoires (Act 4, Scene 5)
Henry Walters, by exchange; Donor: Henry Walters, by exchange
Delteil 122.ii; Delteil/Strauber 122.ii
Adolphe Moreau Eugène Delacroix et son oeuvre. Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris, 1873, cat. no. 22.