Faust: Faust and Margaret in Prison

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1856 (circa)
Subject: “In the prison cell; Faust is leaning against the right wall with his arms open clasping Margaret by the hands as she leans towards him with arms extended. Mephistopheles on the left is descending the prison steps” ( Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 48 (no. 82) ).


◦ Marillier, DGR: An Illustrated Memorial, 73

◦ Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, 48 (no. 82).

Scholarly Commentary


This is another in the series of drawings illustrating Goethe's Faust that DGR had initiated in the late 1840s. See commentary for the earliest, done in the spring of 1846, Faust: Mephistopheles Outside Gretchen's Cell.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: s82.raw.xml