Méphistophélès recevant l'écolier (Mephistopheles Receiving the Student), from Albert Stapfer's French translation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust

after Eugène Delacroix, French, 1798 - 1863


after 1828

Lithograph on wove paper

Image: 10 5/16 × 8 3/8 in. (26.2 × 21.2 cm)

Sheet: 17 1/4 × 11 11/16 in. (43.8 × 29.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Dr. Franz H. Hirschland, Class of 1935P and 1939P



Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, upper center: 6; lettered, lower left margin: Delacroix inv.t [t in superscript] et Lithog:; lettered, lower center: Meph: Ce que vous avez de mieux a faire c'est de jurer sur la parole du maitre... / tenez vous en aux mots: vous êtes sur d'entrer par la grande porte au temple de la vérité. [Translated text: Meph: The best thing to do is to swear on the word of the master...hold yourself to these words: you are sure to enter by the great door into the temple of truth]

Exhibition History

Warner Bently Showcases, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1971-1972.


Dr. Franz H. Hirschland (1880-1973), New York, New York; given to present collection, 1949.

Catalogue Raisonne

Moreau (1873): 64; Delteil: 63bis; Adhémar, IFF (1953): 55

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