Eight sketches to Schiller's Fridolin

Eight sketches to Schiller's Fridolin

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Retzsch, Moritz, 1779-1857
Title: Eight sketches to Schiller's Fridolin
Dates: 1857
Quantity: 0.3 Linear feet (1 volume; MS 2660, 2843, & 3443 in 1 flat box)
Abstract:The collection consists of eight sketches to Schiller's Fridolin by Moritz Retzch (D. Appleton & Co., N.Y., 1857). Seven original plates with six additional smaller plates - costumes.
Coll. Number: ms2660(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a leading German dramatist, poet, and literary theorist best remembered for such dramas as Die Rauber (1781; The Robbers), the Wallenstein trilogy (1800-01), Maria Stuart (1801), and Wilhelm Tell (1804). Friedrich von Schiller - Encyclopedia Britannica Online http://www.eb.com (Retrieved May 5, 2009)

Friedrich August Moritz Retsch was born in the Saxon capital Dresden. He joined the Dresden Academy of Arts in 1798 under Cajetan Toscani and JoÌ�zef Grassi, later working autodidactically, copying the famous pictures of the Gemäldegalerie, among them a copy of the Sixtinian Madonna. He was made a member of the Academy in 1817 and professor in 1824. The Cotta publishing house commissioned illustrations for Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Faust, which made him financially independent. Goethe liked his work and he illustrated works by other famous authors, among them Friedrich Schiller and William Shakespeare. Many of his works were created in house in the Lö©̜nitz, with a view of the Elbe Valley. Retzch died in Oberlössnitz/Redebeul.


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Index Terms

Illustrations of books--19th century.
Plates (illustrations).
Retzsch, Moritz, 1779-1857 -- Illustrations
Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805 -- Gang nach dem Eisenhammer--Illustrations

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eight sketches to Schiller's Fridolin, 1857. MS 2660. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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