(b. 1783, Düsseldorf, d. 1867, Berlin)

The Vision of the Rabenstein

Pen drawing with gray ink on thin vellum, 393 x 516 mm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt

This drawing is part of illustrations by Cornelius to Goethe's Faust. The vividly executed pen and ink drawing shows Cornelius's technique, which was taken from that of copperplate engravings.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 14 minutes):
Charles Gounod: Faust, Ballet music