Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Eugène Delacroix - Mephistopheles flying over Wittenberg

The above lithograph was produced in 1828 as part of a series of 17 to illustrate Goethe's Faust. The following text is associated with the illustration.

"With conscience cocked to listen for the thunder,
He saw the Devil busy in the wind,
Over the chiming steeples and then under
The doors of nuns and doctors who had sinned."
- W.H. Auden: Luther

- source

More illustrations from this series by Delcroix can be viewed here.

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