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Girl from Alvito (Naples)

Alvito (Naples), Girl from. Gathering water at the spitting Lion Fountain. Colored steel engraving by August Weger (Nuremberg 1823 – Leipsic 1892) after a drawing by Carl Emil Doepler (Warsaw or Schnepfental 1824 – Berlin 1905) from 1875. C. 1875/84. 8¼ × 4¾ in (21 × 12 cm).

Sheets for Costume Knowledge, New Series X. – After his training i. a. at Piloty’s in Munich in 1849 Doepler went to New York, from where he returned to Piloty in 1855. “1860-70 costume designer at the theater at Weimar and teacher for costume knowledge at the school of arts there. Since 1870 professorship in Berlin. – Decorative murals for private houses and paintings with historical, mythological scenes, genre paintings, however, foremost costume drawings. 1876 he sketched 500 drawings to Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung, anxious for historical exactness, what ran counter to Wagner’s intentions, and

participated  in  the  staging  of  the  first  Bayreuth  Festival ”

(Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon XXVIII, 2001, 238).

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(Herr T. L., 6. März 2012)