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The Fairies and the Peasant Child, (painting)

Artist:
Steinbruck, E. b. 1802
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1860
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 52 (Sale info: $325.00).
"'In the realms of fancy, this beautiful painting holds the same relation to art that the poems of the German, Teick, does to literature. The artist evidently held brotherhood with the poet for he has told the story of the little girl's adventure over the stream into the fairyland quite as well as the poet. It is a most graceful and touching work, and has no superior of its class in the whole range of modern art. It is a charming piece of fancy and as chaste as it is charming.' 'Steinbruck was born at Magdeburg in 1802, and belongs to the Dusseldorf school of painters. His creations are essentially of a romantic character and are especially full of tender naive childlikeness so that he paints elves, bathing children etc. with great suc- cess.' This picture of the fairies was painted to my express order, and received in October 1860." (hand 1) "Cost $325." (hand 2; now in Carolina Art Association.)
F.J. Porcher Catalogue of Paintings.
Artist nationality: Dusseldorf School.
Topic:
Fantasy--Fairy
Occupation--Other--Peasant
Figure female--Child
Travel--Water
Literature--Teick
Landscape--River
Control number:
AECI 02170049
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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