Raphael Kirchner Nude - One Thousand and One Nights - The Surprise
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Raphael Kirchner
One Thousand and One Nights - The Surprise

1906

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With great attention to detail and an exquisite sense of realism, this charcoal illustration from artist & illustrator Raphaël Kirchner is an exotic display of Middle Eastern themed eroticism, mystery and intrigue. Kirchner has painstakingly rendered the beautiful, nude form of a harem slave girl who has arrived to her destination via transport in a wooden crate. She smiles as she stretches out from the cramped box and the man crouched in the corner looks surprisingly unexcited to be greeted by such a beauty. This is the original illustration; it was reproduced in heliogravure as a bookplate for a German translation of the One Thousand and One Nights stories. The 18 volume collection was titled "Das Buch der Tausend Nächte und der einen Nacht" (C.W. Stern, 1906). With uniquely trimmed margins to match the vignette style of the bookplate, this illustration has been professionally matted and is ready for framing. Truly a gorgeous example from Kirchner whose Art Nouveau illustrations and "Kirchner Girls" are among the very best of the era. Measurements: Matted: 17.75" x 21.75" – Window Size: 13.75" x 17.75" – Image Size: 11" x 12" Excellent condition with light creasing around the edges from storage

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  • Artist
    Raphael Kirchner (1876 - 1917, Austrian)
  • Creation Year
    1906
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 21.75 in. x W 17.75 in.H 55.25 cm x W 45.09 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Reference Number
    LU12222974771
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