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Undine Outside the Window

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1909 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rackham, Arthur, born 1867 - died 1939 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour half tone print on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.2969-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 132, box i

Physical description

A print depicting a stylised illustration showing the water spirit Undine standing outside the window of a stone cottage. To her left is a fence on the other side of which is a stream. In the stream several mythical water creatures are visible looking towards Undine.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1909 (made)

Artist/maker

Rackham, Arthur, born 1867 - died 1939 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour half tone print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Arthur Rackham 09'
Signed and dated

'Red too strong. I don't like this as much as the earlier proof. I hope the difference is accidental, for the greener general tone of the other is right. This pinker one is not so good. The red here is killing the yellows & blues: I want it kept col. AR.'
Inscribed in pencil in the artist's hand

Dimensions

Height: 25.5 cm size of sheet, Width: 17.3 cm size of sheet

Descriptive line

Print by Arthur Rackham, trial proof for 'Undine Outside the Window', frontispiece to the novella Undine by Friedrich De La Motte Fouqué, colour half tone print, Great Britain, 1909

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
Hamilton, James. Arthur Rackham : a life with illustration. London: Pavilion, 1990. 199pp, ill. ISBN 1851455310.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Half tone

Categories

Prints; Drawings; Illustration; Books

Production Type

Artist's proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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