20 October 2009
A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'VOICES OF THE FAIRIES'
Late 19th/20th century, impressed monogram and sceptre mark, H and M, incised 12 - 9¾, signed T. Greiner.
Finely painted after Bodenhausen with a maiden seated on a hillside before a tree, her hand raised to her temple as an owl lifts its wings in flight
12½ x 10 in. (31.8 x 25.5 cm.), within a giltwood frame
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Baron Cuno von Bodenhausen (b. Witzenhausen 1852) attended the Munich Academy.
The present subject was inspired by a German fairy tale. See The Greenfield Collection, Christie's, New York, 20 October 2008, lot 17 for a similar example.
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