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Germania, (painting)

Artist:
Koehler
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 2
An allegorical composition, whose power and beauty at once arrest attention. The struggle of the German people in the year 1848, to throw off the bondage of despots, gave the artist subjects for his work. Koehler is a warm admirer of the patriots who sought to make Germany free, and this picture is his offering to Liberty. The interpretation of the painting is:--Germania, Goddess of Germany, sleeping on a bearskin, is awakened by Justice, accompanied by Liberty (the latter represented by a young girl), when with her right hand she grasps the sword, and with the left lays hold of the imperial crown, chasing away the demons of despotism and discord. Mr. Schadow, Director of the Dusseldorf Academy, considers this painting one of the most masterly productions of this school, and does not believe there exists an artist in Europe capable of reaching the grand and noble style of painting of the old Venetian masters so thoroughly as Koehler has here done. [P. 9.]
The Dusseldorf Gallery. Catalogue of Paintings, by Artists of the Dusseldorf Academy of Art, now on exhibition at 548 Broadway, New-York. Season Tickets to the Gallery, fifty cents. Sidney and Russell, Printers, 79 John Street, N.Y.
Artist nationality: Dusseldorf School.
Topic:
Allegory--Place--Germany
Allegory--Quality--Justice
Allegory--Civic--Liberty
Figure group--Female
State of Being--Other--Sleep
Control number:
AECI 01550002
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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