Goethe’s Works [Goethes Werke] (page 1/3)


Title: Goethe’s Works [Goethes Werke]

Author: Dünker, H. (Ed.)

City: Stuttgard and Leipzig

Date: 1882

Total items: 22

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Titlepage from Works of Goethe]

Titlepage from Works of Goethe

Goethe’s Works, Illustrated by prime German artists; Edited by H. Dünker; First Volume. Stuttgart & Leipzig, [printed by] Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, formerly Ed. Hallberger. [more...] [$]

[picture: Romantic Woman with Cherubs and Cartouche]

Romantic Woman with Cherubs and Cartouche

A blank cartouche or frame for a sign is placed on this image so you could use it as a decorative initital or drop cap; a woman is surrounded by signs of love. It is a version of this decorative letter V but without the “V” on it. [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative initial letter O with cherubs]

Decorative initial letter O with cherubs

Two naked children—cherubs, or putti—are playing inside an initial letter “O” in the German Fraktur style. One boy uses a rope to pull on a decorative vertical part of the letter [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Woman with initial letter ``V'']

Woman with initial letter “V”

A decorative Fraktur (German) initial letter “V” in which a naked woman with flowers in herhair is kept modest by a cherub waving some cloth; another cherub clings [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative ornament/page element/tail piece]

Decorative ornament/page element/tail piece

Another printer’s ornament from the end of a piece, a short decorative rule or divider. [$]

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Pictures from the First Volume of Goethes Werke, or the Works of Johann Wolfgang von Göthe [Goethe], illustrated by leading German artists, edited by H. Dünker, Stuttgart & Leipzig, printed by Deutsche Verlagsamstalt (formerly Ed. Hallberger).

These scans were kindly sent to me by Alexey Dombrovsky. Since German copyright, sa I understand it, is life plus 90 years for identified works, some of these images may in fact be under copyright; I have tried to identify the artists from their signatures where I can. Works by Adolf Schill (1848 – 1911) are now out of copyright, as are works by Franz Xavier Simm (1853 – 1918), and unidentfied works are probably out of copyright.

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