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Falstaff Mustering his Recruits, (painting)

Artist:
Schrodter
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 59
Another work showing the German familiarity with our great poet. The scene is from "Henry IV." The work is considered a masterpiece of the eminent painter. The "Courier and Inquirer" says of the picture: "It is one of the most charming works in the Gallery. In color we consider it undoubtedly the best figure-piece here; it has equal merit in "Chiaro-scuro," and is full of the exquisite humor of the scene. The fat knight's swaggering attitude, and impudent expression; the character given to the 'woman's tailor,' who needs not scissors to tell his trade; the management of the light in the recess behind Falstaff; and the introduction of the little page with the sword, appears to us the fine points in the work, which is one of admirable keeping and rare completeness." [P. 23.]
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:
Literature--Shakespeare--Henry IV
Occupation--Military--Knight
Figure group--Male
Occupation--Craft--Textile Worker
Occupation--Service--Page
Control number:
AECI 01550059
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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