Et Satan conduit le Bal
Karel de Neree tot Babberich (1880 - 1909)
East - Indian ink on paper
35 x 8.5 cm
Executed in 1903
Directly from the family of the artist
The drawing is inspired by Felicien Rops and Aubrey Beardsley. The title of the drawing may well have com from a refrain by Mephistopheles in Charles Gounod's Opera Faust.
In the years around 1900 parts of the Opera were often performed at the Scheveningen Kurhaus where de Nerée probably heard the aria.