Ex Libris Georgine Wölber

Ex Libris Georgine Wölber

A. K. Womrath

Signed with initials and dated 1898

Motifs: Young women in antique dress; music; flowers; scroll;

Artist’s name and date lower left

This bookplate with its pagan overtones implicitly mocks the Genesis story of the Fall as one young woman picks an apple from a tree with the legend “Knowledge is Power,” ignoring the serpent coiled around a branch near her arm.

Source: The Studio

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