Wien: Stammler & Karlstein, . 464 x 561 mm. A strong impression on wove paper.
Slightly soiled; repairs to edges and lower margin affecting the composer's printed name; remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso.
Beethoven appears to be dreaming, as a conductor (possibly the composer himself) stands before a large orchestra in the upper background with various figures from mythology, religion, and literature in the foreground.
"The painting from which [Lemud] derived his Beethoven print was called Beethoven's Dream, and indeed some Hoffmannesque characters seem to have invaded the dream world of the slumbering musical genius..." Comini: The Changing Image of Beethoven, p. 343, figure 131 (p. 269). Item #27681
Price: $750.00 other currencies