Wotans Abschied (‘Wotans Fairwell to Brünhilde’)
Wotan embraces his daughter for the last time, and kisses her eyes to sleep.
Scene from ‘Die Walküre (‘The Valkyrie’) by Wagner.
Charcoal drawing, signed 1906.
Size 110 x 90 cm.
Drawing, frame and glass are all original. The glass plate is hand drawn glass produced from 1860 -1920 (‘Gezogenes’ Glas. Kenzeichnend für gezogenes Glas sind Ziehstreifen die sich bei der Produktion ergeben, und Blasen und kleine Einschlüsse, also unregelmäßige Oberfläche den Fenstergläsern).
Details of the beautifull black frame.
Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), is the second of the four music dramas that constitute Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, (‘The Ring of the Nibelung’). It was performed, as a single opera, at the National Theatre Munich on 26 June 1870, and received its first performance as part of the Ring cycle at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 14 August 1876.
As with Das Rheingold, Wagner wished to defer any performance of the new work until it could be shown in the context of the completed cycle, but the 1870 Munich premiere was arranged at the insistence of his patron, King Ludwig II of Bavaria. More than the other Ring dramas, Die Walküre has achieved some popularity as a stand-alone work, and continues to be performed independently from its role in the tetralogy.
The story of Die Walküre is based on the Norse mythology told in the Volsunga Saga and the Poetic Edda. In this version the Volsung twins Sieglinde and Siegmund, separated in childhood, meet and fall in love. This union angers the gods who demand that Siegmund must die. Sieglinde and the couple’s unborn child are saved by the defiant actions of Wotan’s daughter, the title character, Valkyrie Brünnhilde, who as a result faces the gods’ retribution.
|– condition||: II perfect condition, professional cleaned, restored at the backside with acid free cardboard|
|– size||: 110 x 90 cm, unframed 95 x 75 cm.|
|– signed||: right, below (1906)|
|– type||: charcoal drawing|
|– misc.||: hand drawn glass plate (‘Gezogenes Glas’)|
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