Art Across the Ages, A Selection of Treasured Works


Faust and Wagner in Conversation in the Countryside

From Inventory Sheet:

ID #01_009_2015_00918

Additional Information

Eugene Delacroix is best remembered for his politically inspired paintings, such as The Massacre of Chios and Liberty Leading the People, but much of his other art was inspired by literature. The print on display is from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust, which contained nineteen lithographs. Because of their unconventional large format and emotionally charged style, Delacroix's freely drawn images were not received well by his contemporary middle-class public as book illustrations.