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The Harper and Mignon, (painting)

Artist:
Eberlein
Oppenheim (copy after)
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 21
(After Oppenheim,) Eberlein. A scene from Goethe's Whilhelm Meister. In the garret of an inn, Paul, the wandering harper, bowed down with age and sorrow, is seated on the side of a couch, resting his head and hands on his beloved harp, seeming lost in a melancholy reverie. Mignon, the pretty dancer and singer of the strolling players, and the attentive young friend of the old man, appears at the door in her fancy dress, holding her tambourine; she does not disturb him, but resting her head against the side of the door, is waiting patiently until the harper's sad dream is over. Copied for the present owner, from the original in Dusseldorf. [P. 9.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of a Private Collection of Cabinet Oil Paintings, and Other Works of Art, in the Possession of H. Russell Paine. Charleston, S.C. Harper & Calvo, Printers. 1855.
Topic:
Literature--Goethe--Wilhelm Meister
Performing Arts--Music--Harp
State of Being--Mood--Meditation
Figure(s) In Interior--Commercial
Performing Arts--Music--Tambourine
Figure male--Elderly
Control number:
AECI 03550021
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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