11/1/08

John Quidor, The Devil and Tom Walker



Cleveland Museum of Art

Date: 1856
Technique: Oil on canvas, 68.8 x 86.6cm

The Devil and Tom Walker is a short story by Washington Irving that first appeared in his 1824 collection of stories titled Tales of a Traveller, as part of the "Money-Diggers" section. The story is very similar to that of the ancient German legend of Faust.

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