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ID number:  BIRBI-2001.5
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Neureuther, Eugen Napoleon (1806-1882)
Title / Object name:  The morning after the masked ball
Object type:  Print
Culture:  German
Date made:  1840
Materials:  Etching
Measurements:  Plate: 215 x 292 mm
Provenance:  Purchased from C.G. Boemer, Germany, May 2001

The psychology of the artist’s mind is represented in this Romanticised portrait. This image shows the artist Emil Theodor Richter (1801-1877) at his easel. The artist sits slumped at his easel, while a disorderly crowd invented by his imagination fills the backdrop. The title suggests that Richter is preoccupied, or even tormented, by memories of merrymaking the night before. A plethora of objects strewn along the floor symbolise the disarray of Richter’s mental state. By depicting Richter in historical dress and inserting exaggerated dreamlike characters into the image, Neuereuther follows a strong contemporary German fashion for taking creative inspiration from poetry and fairy tales.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Inscriptions, sale stamps & c: signed lower right; E. Neureuther 1840.

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