Siegfried and the Rhine Maidens
Artist: Alfred Rethel (1816–59)
7 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches
Illustration for the epic Das Nibelungenlied (1840). The illustration typifies the use of rustic motifs combined with medieval and mythological figures that is found throughout German illustration of the 1830s and '40s.
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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke
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