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

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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.

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.

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[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: Elaborate decorative initial letter ``h'' with cherub]

Elaborate decorative initial letter “h” with cherub

This elaborate initial letter “h” was used as an 18-line drop cap, or as a left border with an embedded initial. I have coloured the h red (or pink) to make it clearer. [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: Cherub delivering a love-letter]

Cherub delivering a love-letter

A cherub carries a rose and a love-letter to a seated girl in this romantic engraving; it illustrated a poem, and was originally a decorative initial letter I; in this version I removed the letter and extended the tree-branches into the space. [more...] [$]

[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. [$]


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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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