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Kapellmeister Kreisler, illustration from 'Famous Composers and their Works', 1891 (litho)

Printed on image: "An imaginary and fantastic character introduced in various novels and sketches by E.T.A. Hoffman, impersonating a true musician dev

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Kapellmeister Kreisler, illustration from 'Famous Composers and their Works', 1891 (litho)
Image number
NYL1073452
Title
Kapellmeister Kreisler, illustration from 'Famous Composers and their Works', 1891 (litho)
Artist
Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus (1776-1822) / German
Location
New York Public Library, USA
Medium
lithograph
Date
1891 AD (C19th AD)
Description
Printed on image: "An imaginary and fantastic character introduced in various novels and sketches by E.T.A. Hoffman, impersonating a true musician devoted to the highest ideals in conflict with the banale and frivolous world and ending in insanity. This sketch is by Hoffman himself, showing Kreisler amusing himself blowing soap-bubbles, seeming to say : 'What is the world after all, but a soap-bubble?'" Johannes Kreisler is the name of a character in three novels by E.T.A. Hoffmann.
Photo credit
© New York Public Library / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ fictitious / famous / composer / musician / musicians / social / work / character / text / speech-bubble / music / pipe / bubbles / caricature / works / insanity / satirical / johannes / composers / satire / kreisler / kapellmeister / Engraving / Mzengraving

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