Goethe's Faust

 
Goethe's Faust
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  • Title :     Goethe's Faust
  • Artist:     R.N. (Richard Nicolaüs) Roland Holst Designer N.V. Drukkerij Senefelder Printer
  • Accession:     TD1991.212.1
  • Country:     Netherlands
  • Date:     1918
  • Dimensions:     Inches 45 32-7/8, Centimeters 114.3 83.5
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
  • Subject:     Allegory , Good and Evil , Theatres/Theatre Design , Advertising
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1991.212.1.JPG
  • Tags:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
Description:
Ink on paper color lithograph depicting a black-robed male figure (Faust) standing beside an open book as he drops a cup of red liquid; a red devil (Mephistopheles) stands besides him as he clutches a white bird in one hand and holds a mirror to the man's face with the other hand; the reflection in mirror is that of a nude female figure (Gretchen).