Inventory number
P02605
Author
Fortuny Marsal, Mariano (Spanish)
Title
Fantasy on Faust
Chronology
1866
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
40 cm x 69 cm
School
Española
Theme
Escena de música y danza
On display
Yes
Provenance
Legado Ramón de Errazu, aceptado por R. O. de 13-12-1904; Colección Ramón de Errazu, París (adquirida por Ramón de Errazu en París, en 1875); anteriormente en propiedad del artista Juan Bautista Pujol, desde julio de 1866.

The musician, Juan Bautista Pujol (1835-1898), sits at the piano playing Gran fantasía de Fausto, his work inspired by the opera of Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893), as is indicated in the inscription at the lower left corner.

The composition is divided into two parts: the dream, which represents the musical passage in which Martha is courted by Mephistopheles and Faust is accompanied by Marguerite; and reality, in which Pujol plays the piano in the company of the painters, Agapito Francés (1840-1869) and Lorenzo Casanova (1845-1900)

.

This painting entered the Prado Museum as part of the legacy of Ramón Errazu.

 
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