The nymph is part of a set Diefenbach called Divine Youth - Flower Elfs No. 761; however, it is extremely rare to see it coupled with this poem. This silhouette is actually the last one of the Divine Youth series, #40/40. The condition of the piece overall is excellent.There are three very small areas at the top and on the right side where the lighter gold in the second layer around the poem has scraped away and is showing the deeper gold underneath. There are some small cracks in the top of the frame but no missing pieces, and the frame is not loose. One corner has some damage to the underside of the frame, but it is still completely intact. On the back, the label is missing as are the piece for it to stand up and the ring to hang it, but it is otherwise intact and has Made in Germany stamped at the bottom. As most of his framed art was labelled Tallimit Art C. Please examine all pictures carefully to get a fully accurate estimation of the condition of the silhouette and frame. Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (18511913) was known as the apostle of nature and was a German naturist painter who opened a commune near Munich. Diefenbach greatly influenced the Art Nouveau naturist and symbolist art of Hugo Höppener, known as Fidus the faithful, who assisted in the creation of Diefenbachs supreme achievement, the 34-panel, 68-meter great frieze Per Aspera Ad Astra completed in 1898. Much of the reverse-painted silhouette framed art of Diefenbach by Tallimit Art comes from that long continuous frieze or fresco of nymphs in joyful movement, now located at the museum in Hadamar, the birthplace of Karl Diefenbach.
Among many other achievements, Diefenbach produced reverse-painted silhouettes and many other art pieces throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s. This small, beautiful and peaceful piece of framed art is perfect for a childs room, where it hung for many years in my home. Thank you for visiting my store!Feel free to check out my other items to see if theres something else that catches your eye. Please view all pictures carefully as they most accurately depict the condition of an item. Measurements are approximate, done to the best of my ability. Feel free to contact me if you would like additional pictures or more information about anything I have for sale. All of my sale items have been cherished and carefully cared for over the years, and mine has always been a smoke-free home. Everything has been stored inside boxes in my clean and dry basement or inside cabinets or furniture. I do have dogs, but they do not come into contact with my sale merchandise, and everything I sell, especially any cloth or soft material items, has been thoroughly cleaned before being put up for sale. I have always been known for my very careful packaging in order to ensure there will be no movement or breakage in transit of any item I sell. The item "1911 Diefenbach Reverse Painted Silhouette Flower Elf Owl Sleep Sweetly Poem" is in sale since Monday, April 5, 2021.
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