Inventory number
P02605
Author
Fortuny Marsal, Mariano
Title
Fantasy on Faust
Chronology
1866
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
40 cm x 69 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Genre and Society
On display
Yes
Provenance
Juan Bautista Pujol, after 1866; Collection of Ramón de Errazu, 1875; Legacy of Ramón de Errazu (R. O. 13/12/1904)

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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