Goethe’s Works [Goethes Werke] (page 2/3)

[picture: Sculpture: Muse of Poetry]

Sculpture: Muse of Poetry

This full-page engraving is in the form of a three-dimensional sculpture: a mermaid sits in an alcove playing a musical instrument and petting a swan; she has a crown of flowers and long flowing hair. The alcove is surmounted by goat-heads and musical pipes (and a [...]putti measure a naked woman and a male satyr, respectively, presumably to sculpt them. The woman is lying on a rug made from a wild animal, perhaps a boar; a bird sings at the satyr. Beneath the whole sculpture is is a scallop shell. The word “Gedichte” appears under the mermaid; it is a German word meaning Poetry. [more...]

[picture: Frontispiece - Portrait of Goethe with his signature]

Frontispiece - Portrait of Goethe with his signature

A portrait of the writer (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe). [more...]

[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: 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: Decorative initial letter B]

Decorative initial letter B

An almost-naked young mang sits on a rock and plays a recorder or pipe in a forest; his dog sits next to him, and in the background a young woman approaches. There [...] [more...]

[picture: Bucolic scene from a glade in a forest.]

Bucolic scene from a glade in a forest.

A young man, topless and bare-legged, sits on a rock in a forest and dangles his feet as he plays a pipe or recorder. His dog is by his side. In the [...] [more...]

[picture: Typographic ornament or flower from page 2.]

Typographic ornament or flower from page 2.

A piece of 19th century clipart? A small decorative piece from the end of a poem, a twirly flourish.

[picture: Decorative initial letter E]

Decorative initial letter E

A bee approaches a bunch of flowers tied with a ribbon in this large decorative capital “E”

The image appears to be unsigned

[picture: Decorative page element/ornament]

Decorative page element/ornament

A piece of 19th century clipart? A small decorative piece from the end of a poem.

[picture: Decorative Initial letter E]

Decorative Initial letter E

A German Fraktur letter “E” used as an inital drop cap, with a winged putti or cherub holding a ribbon tied to a branch over a Janus, ot two-faced head. [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.

[picture: Decorative Initial Letter I]

Decorative Initial Letter I

A German Fraktur letter “I” (or J) used as an initial drop cap, with a winged putti or cherub holding a rose and delivering a love-letter sealed with a heart-shaped kiss to a young [...] [more...]


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