KRAFFT, Johann Peter
(b. 1780, Hanau, d. 1856, Wien)

Faust on Easter Morning

Oil on canvas, 134 x 112 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

This picture, one of the last paintings by the artist, illustrates a scene from Goethe's Faust. It depicts the moment when Faust was preparing to empty the bowl of poison, but was prevented by the peal of the Easter bells.

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