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Bär und Elfe (Bear and Elf), plate I
  • Max Klinger
    born: Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony (present-day Germany) ; died: Großjena, Weimar Republic (present-day Germany)
  • Bär und Elfe (Bear and Elf), plate I, 1881
  • Intermezzos, Opus IV (Intermezzi, Opus IV)
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • etching, aquatint, roulette, drypoint, printed with tone on chine appliqué
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 418 x 228 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 7/16 x 9 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 630 x 452 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 24 13/16 x 17 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0054
Catalogue raisonné

Exterior, in treetops. Above, a nude woman (elf) hangs onto branches and reaches down with a stick to a bear who is in the tree below. In the background, a body of water and mountains.