Cycle of paintings after Wieland's Oberon by Josef Engelhart, Vienna 1900

SKU: 084-1299b

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Very large high rectangular fresco depicting a man seated in the foreground wearing a green turban and two harp-playing women in the middle ground against an oriental architectural backdrop. The fresco has been professionally restored, reinforced on the back and framed. This fresco was part of a cycle of paintings executed by Josef Engelhart (Vienna 1864-1941) for the dining room of the Gottlieb Taussig Palace (Schönbrunner Strasse 215) in Vienna. Christof Martin Wieland's verse epic "Oberon" from 1780 served as a model. The palace was hit by a bomb in 1945, as a result of which the frescoes were removed. Six frescoes are available. Provenance: Hofstätter Collection Vienna


Dimensions:
Height: 211.0 cm | 83.07 in.
Width: 143.5 cm | 56.5 in.
Depth: 8.5 cm | 3.35 in.

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