Faust transformed into a young man by a magic potion supplied by a witch at the behest of Mephistopheles. Coloured etching.
- Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832.
- [between 1800 and 1899]
About this work
An episode in Goethe's Faust, part 1, scene 8. Faust, as a young man with a feathered hat and a cape, holds an elixir from which a flame rises up, and looks out knowingly at the viewer, who, in the poem, is the image of a beautiful woman seen in a mirror. He stands inside a circle of occult signs. Also standing in the circle are Mephistopheles and the witch, and apes ("Meerkatzen", "Katzengeister") holding a grimoire and a torch. Left background, the witch's cauldron from which monstrous animals emerge. Right, more monstrous creatures
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