Faust follows Mephistopheles as they ascend the Brocken on Walpurgisnacht, surrounded by sinister animals. Engraving by F. Ruscheweyh, 1813, after P. Cornelius, 1811.
- Cornelius, Peter von, 1783-1867.
- [between 1816 and 1818]
About this work
An episode in Faust by J.W. von Goethe
[Frankfurt am Main?] : [Johann Friedrich Wenner?], [between 1816 and 1818]
1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 39.7 x 34.4 cm
P.Cornelius gez. 1811. Ferd. Ruscheweyh gest. Rome 1813
Antony Griffiths and Frances Carey, German printmaking in the age of Goethe, London 1994, no. 117
Wellcome Collection 2804685i
"Cornelius's 'Faust' illustrations are perhaps his masterpiece, and rival Delacroix's famous lithographs of 1825-8. The drawings show an astonishing strength in characterisation and dramatic force, and Ruscheweyh's engravings do them full justice."--Griffiths and Carey, loc. cit. The drawings and the engraved plates were both made in Rome
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