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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). The Nymph of the Rhine Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Print narrative under the photo. Print Specifics: Type of print: Steel engraving - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual 1855 Original Artist: Schwanthaler Publisher: George Virtue, London Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 1-2 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Narrative: Schwanthaler was born in Munich, in 1802: when he was old enough to take his place among tho artists of his country, both painting and sculpture were experiencing a total revolution, attributed to the influence of Cornelius, Overbeck, Thorwaldsen, and others. Schwanthaler lent his powerful aid in tho development of the new movement, the object of which was to throw oft the old conventionalities of art—the frigid and formal systems to which the schools had so long adhered—and to replace them by others in which nature and poetical feeling would have their due influence ; such influence is seen in many of his allegorical and monumental sculptures. His greatest works unquestionably are those of a public or national character, executed by the commands of the modern Augustus, Louis 1st, late king of Bavaria, than whom, so far as his means extended, a more munificent patron of the Fine Arts never existed. Tho Glyptotheca and the Pinacotheca in Munich bear noble testimony to the genius and industry of Schwanthaler. His commissions for public works left him but few opportunities for the manifestation of his skill in sculptures of a purely ideal nature. In Christian Art, as it is called, he did little, except four or five statues of the Virgin, the Apostles, c. The deities, male and female, of Greek mythology offered a few subjects on which he exorcised his chisel for the gallery of the Duke of Nassau, who possesses his statues of Venus, Diana, Apollo, Cupid, Bacchus, Pan, c c. The very beautiful figure of "The Nymph of the Rhine" was executed for Prince Schwartzenberg, in Vienna: it impersonates a myth which is the subject of an old German legend: the lady is the syren of the Rhine, who allures the boatmen by her music into the rapids with which that noble river abounds, and thus effects their destruction. She is represented sitting upon the fragments of a boat, indicative of the mischief she has occasioned, and is contemplating a monster fish that she uses as her footstool. The conception is eminently poetical, and the profile of the face singularly lovely. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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