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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Marguerite au rouet' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865024

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, the prime version of which was created around 1831 and is now in the collection of the Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris (Inv. no. D 89.242). Inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust, the image depicts a scene from the paly in which Marguerite (or Gretchen) is seated by her spinning wheel.

Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs