Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys

Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys

Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys
Two antique reverse-painted silhouettes by Karl Diefenbach, from the series Such Little Monkeys. They are in the original frames and date to the late 1800s/early 1900s, and are signed K. Diefenbach and marked Tallimit for Tallimit Art. These two beautifully framed black silhouettes of nymphs and monkeys on a balance beam and a tightrope are from the four-part Such Little Monkeys series, which are all just glimpses into Diefenbachs great work, the 38-panel frieze known as Per Aspera Ad Astra. The black silhouettes are painted on the back of the glass and have rich gold backgrounds, and both are in excellent condition.

The gold background of the balance beam picture is a slight bit darker than the other. The lower one in the pictures, No. 766, appears to be older, likely from the late 1800s, and has some small pieces of the gold wooden inner detailing of the frame missing, but the overall frame is intact and it really doesnt detract from the artwork as a whole. It has the piece on the back so it can stand up. The one on the top in the pictures, No.

774, has a few minor scrapes on the front of the frame but the frame itself is completely intact without missing pieces, and it has the ring on the back so it can hang. This particular Such Little Monkeys silhouette is very hard to find and rarely comes up for sale, whereas No.

766 is more commonly seen. The original labels on the backs of both have Per Aspera Ad Astra by K.

Diefenbach Size 3 x 7 and on the bottom Tallimit Art and C. Only one says Such Little Monkeys but they both clearly have similar themes (and monkeys) and are next to each other in the full Per Aspera Ad Astra frieze - picture can be provided upon request I have an original paper portfolio of the entire frieze.

Please examine all pictures carefully to get a fully accurate estimation of the condition of the silhouettes and frames. Full measurements are 7-1/8/8cm long, 3-5/8/9.25cm wide and 0.5/1.5cm high. 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. These two antique nymph silhouettes are classic examples of Diefenbach art circa 1900 and will make a fantastic addition to any collection! 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 "Diefenbach Antique Reverse Painted Silhouette Nymphs 2 of 4 Such Little Monkeys" is in sale since Monday, April 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts".

The seller is "sandybergmd" and is located in Advance, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.