Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Artist:
Lagye, Victor  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 83 (Sale info: For Sale).
Pupil of Baron Leyr. From the Brussels Exhibition of '72. No. 438. The scene is in the Cathedral, where Mass is being celebrated for the dead, probably for Valentine who was killed by Faust. Margaret venturing to mingle with the crowd holds herself timidly aloof; at her right is her neighbor old Martha Scherdtlein, the cause of her fall, fast asleep in a stall. The evil spirit (Mephistopheles) under the disguise of a pilgrim stands behind the chair of the young girl, and murmuring some words which hearing faintly she takes for the reproaches of her conscience, the organ resounds, the funeral chants are loud. [P. 23; entry includes verses from the poems "Evil Spirit Behind Margaret" and "Margaret."]
S.P. Avery's Catalogue of Oil Paintings, on exhibition, No. 625 Broadway. At Private Sale. Exhibition Open from 9. a.m.
Artist address: Antwerp.
Topic:
Religion--Saint--St. Margaret  Search this
Control number:
AECI 06940074
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_116745