“The Surprise”

Catalog No. 1149B

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Möcht’ doch wissen, ob auch ich mit meinem Hauche einen Ton
könnt drin erwecken, wissen möcht’ ich’s gar zu gerne.”

(I want to know if with my breath a sound
can be awakened, that would really make me happy.)

Scene and text taken from a poem entitled “The Trumpeter of Säckingen”, written in 1853 by Josef Viktor von Scheffel, which tells the story of a love affair between a trumpeter and a baron’s daughter. Original engraving entitled “Die Überrashung” (The Surprise) done in 1888 by Carl Schweninger (1854-1903).

Second in a series based on Scheffel’s poem, all numbered 1149, with a following letter (A-?) designating scene and text variations.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $60-$80
Ltd-color: $50-$70

 
     
MW 1149B
MW 1149B

 
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