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Faust Trying to Seduce Marguerite (Goethe, Faust)

Series/Portfolio:
Faust
Artist:
Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)
Date:
1825–27
Medium:
Lithograph, seventh state of seven
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. (48.5 x 31.8 cm) Image: 11 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. (28.5 x 20.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of David J. Impastato, 1962
Accession Number:
62.617.2
Not on view
Faust, encountering Margaret in the street, addresses her: "Ma belle Demoiselle, oserais je vous offrir mon bras et vous reconduire chez vous?" ["My lovely young lady, may I perhaps venture to give you my arm and be your escort home?"] Faust's advances are unsuccessfull. The young woman frees her arm and departs.
Faust cherchant à séduire Marguerite

Faust Courting Marguerite

Inscription: Lettered in stone lower center: "Delacroix inv. et Lithog. ... Lith. Goyer et Hermet, 7 pas. Dauphine... Faust - Ma Belle Demoiselle oserais je vous offrir mon bras et vous reconduire."
David J. Impastato; Donor: David J. Impastato
Delteil 65.vii; Delteil/Strauber 65.vii
Adolphe Moreau Eugène Delacroix et son oeuvre. Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris, 1873, cat. no. 66.

Alfred-Ernest Robaut L'Oeuvre complet d'Eugène Delacroix: Peintures, Dessins, Gravures, Lithographies. Paris, 1885.

Loys Delteil "Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré: Ingres & Delacroix". Vol. III, Paris, 1908, cat. no. 65.vii, np.

Margret Stuffmann Eugène Delacroix. Themen und Variationen. Arbeiten auf Papier. Ex. cat. Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 1987.

Jacob Bean, Lee Johnson, William M. Griswold Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863): Paintings, Drawings, and Prints from North American Collections. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, cat. no. E 16, p. 83.

Loys Delteil, Susan Elizabeth Strauber Delacroix: The Graphic Work : A Catalogue Raisonné. San Francisco, 1997, cat. no. 65.vii, p. 169.



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