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

[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 initial ``A'' with girl and roses]

Decorative initial “A” with girl and roses

A beautiful girl stands on, and holds, a ros biar. She has flowers in her hair and carries a flower-basket. A fancy capital letter ‘A’ is in the top right. This is [...] [more...]


[picture: Decorative initial ``K'' on scroll with owl and roses]

Decorative initial “K” on scroll with owl and roses

This ornamental letter “K” was used as an 8-line drop cap initial. It featuers an owl, two rose flowers, leaves, and a German Fraktur letter “K” on a scroll. [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: 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 ``B'' with boy and book]

Decorative initial letter “B” with boy and book

This decorative initial letter B was used as a drop cap alongside a poem. It features an open book with a quill pen, old-fashioned spectacles scrollwork, roses, fruit, a styilized su with rays shoning down upon an almost-naked boy with [...] [more...]


[picture: Persian-influenced Chapter Head Decoration]

Persian-influenced Chapter Head Decoration

This chapter-head contains items and design reminiscent of Persia; it was used over a poem about the lyre. The frame originally contained the name of the poem; its shape is very [...] [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: Cherub in Persian-Style Frame]

Cherub in Persian-Style Frame

An engraved drawing showing a cherub seated in a window frame that’s roughly circular but made of pointed arcs in a style reminiscent of Islamic, Moorish, Persian, Middle Eastern art and design. A cherub is a winged naked boy [...] [more...]


[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: Muse of Poetry, Unlabeled]

Muse of Poetry, Unlabeled

A version of the Muse of poetry sculpture with theGerman writing removed.


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