Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Muse of Music
  • Germany
    Theodor Rehbenitz
    active: Germany
    Julius Schnorr von Carlsfeld
    born: Leipzig, Germany ; died: Dresden, Germany
  • The Muse of Music, mid 1800s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 73.7 x 61.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: 29 x 24 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Salzer in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Maser
  • Not on display
  • 1959.0042

Woman wearing a light red and blue dress is showcasing a small harp or lyre. The lyre is resting on top of what appears to be a short stone column or pillar. The woman’s left hand is at the top, securing it vertically. A scroll of paper is underneath the harp. The woman looks upward.