Satan, Feuchère's best known work was inspired by various srtists and literary sources such as Milton's Paradise Lost and Goethe's Faust. Exhibited in the Salon of 1834, the piece was cast in bronze reductions the following year. Cf. H.W. Janson & P. Fusco, The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth Century Sculpture, Los Angeles, 1980, cat. no 137 for further discussion of the model.