The Erlkönig | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | 1900

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This commanding Symbolist oil painting, created circa 1900, is inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's haunting poem, "The Erlkönig." Attributed to the school of Jan Toorop (1858-1928), the artwork vividly captures the dramatic climax of the narrative, where the mythical Erlking attempts to seduce a child away from his father as they hurry through an enigmatic forest. Rendered with exquisite quality, the scene is imbued with a sense of urgent movement and ethereal allure, characteristic of Symbolist art and reflecting Toorop's influence during that era. The spectral figures are set against a dark, forested backdrop that evokes the supernatural elements of the poem. The painting is preserved in excellent condition, illustrating the mystical and expressive potential of the Symbolist movement. It is elegantly framed in a gilt architectural frame that complements the mystical quality of the piece. With framed dimensions of approximately 63 inches by 51 inches, this significant work offers a substantial visual interpretation of one of Goethe's most famous works.

Measurements: 63 x 51 inches framed approximately