The wooden double statue of 'Mephistopheles and Margaretta' representing evil and good are characters from Goethe's famous work 'Dr.Faust' (1808) and tells the story of love, heroism and tragedy. From a single log of Sycamore wood the sculptor has carved two distinct images on either side. The male image is clad in a hooded cloak, heeled boots and has a long gaunt face with a cynical smile, while Margaretta is shown as a shy, simple girl with a prayer book in one hand and downcast eyes, lost in love.


  • Title: Mephistopheles and Margeretta
  • Date: 1801/1899
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: Wood, h 177.2 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Accession Number: LXIV-­21

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