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Der Musiker (The Musician)
  • Wilhelm Geissler
    1895–1977
    born: Hamm, Germany ; died: Wuppertal, West Germany (present-day Germany) ; active: Germany
  • Der Musiker (The Musician), circa 1925
  • Der künstliche Mensch / Zehn Blätter der Anklage (The Artificial Man / Ten pages for the prosecution), from Kunst der Jugend (Art of Youth) no. 7
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 155 x 118 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/8 x 4 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 290 x 228 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 3/8 x 9 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0075.04
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The figure (robot) is sitting at a piano with sheet of music. On the sheet of music is a visable image of a cross and the words, Seele Der Musik. A lamp, which is sitting on the top of the piano, is shining light on the sheet music as well as the keyboard.