Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832

GERMAN SCHOOL (18th Century )

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832

1775 Germany

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in rectangular maple wood frame; together with a fairy feeding birds, scissor cut by Hans Bittner, 20th Century (2)

Goethe a German writer and statesman, whose body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels.

Although his literary work has attracted the greatest amount of interest, Goethe was also keenly involved in studies of natural science. He wrote several works on morphology, and colour theory. Goethe also had the largest private collection of minerals in all of Europe. By the time of his death, in order to gain a comprehensive view in geology, he had collected 17,800 rock samples.

His poetry was set to music by almost every major Austrian and German composer from Mozart to Mahler
Good. The lace work is extremely finely cut
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Height 2.00 inch (5.08 cm)
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cut-out against card, with painted gold and silver border
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