Lucifer, Franz von Stuck, 1890. Oil on canvas. 63 3/8 x 60 1/16 in.
The National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria.
“O you, the wisest and fairest of the Angels,
God betrayed by destiny and deprived of praise,
O Satan, take pity on my long misery!
O Prince of Exile, you who have been wronged
And who vanquished always rise up again more strong,
O Satan, take pity on my long misery!”
-The Litany of Satan, Charles Baudelaire