Girl In Love Song Of The Nightingale - Victorian Antique Print For Sale
Victorian Wood Engraving
The Song of the Nightingale
Another Quality Print from
Type of print:
Wood engraving - Original vintage antique print
Year of printing:
Year not indicated on the print - est. ca 1890s
Artist - Engraver
Bodenhausen - n/a - Richard Bong, Hanfstaengl, Berlin.
Excellent - Very good - Good
dimensions of print:
including blank margins: 10 x 14 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm
Type of paper:
Thick - Heavier - Medium heavy, matte finish - Slightly heavier - Thin.
Blank - With text or pictures.
1. Green 'border' around the print in the photo below is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it
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of the subject depicted in the print:
HERE are some subjects which no art can interpret,
and the song of a bird is one of them. The nearest approaches
to such interpretation are in that fantastic comedy of Aristophanes
in which the birds are made to claim precedence of the deities as
the begotten of Love—of Love, the child of Erebus and Night, and
the product of
"A mystical egg that in silence and shade
Was brooded and hatched, till time came about,
And Love, the delightful, in glory flew out
In rapture and light, exulting and bright,
Sparkling and florid, with stars in his forehead—
His forehead and hair—and a flutter and flare
As he rose in the air triumphantly furnished
To range his dominions on glittering pinions,
All golden and azure, and blooming and burnished."
But others—even so consummate
a poet as Keats—including the artist of our
picture, have been content to suggest, and by indirection to
echo to us, the bird-note. Bodenhausen claims our sympathies,
not for his bird, but for the fair listener.
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