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End of The Valkyrie

A work made of lithograph in black with scraping on stone on thick ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black with scraping on stone on thick ivory wove paper.

Date:

1879

Artist:

Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

About this artwork

In the finale of The Valkyrie, the second opera of The Ring cycle, Wotan arrives angrily waving his magical staff and places his favorite daughter Brünnhilde into a deep sleep as punishment for her repeated disloyalty. He then surrounds her by a ring of fire. Brünnhilde has disobeyed his wishes by first warning Siegmund of the impending battle with Hunding, and subsequently rescuing Sieglinde from Wotan. In the original story, Brünnhilde is suited in armor; here the artist has chosen to depict her more romantically in a diaphanous gown.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri Fantin-Latour

Title

End of The Valkyrie

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1879

Medium

Lithograph in black with scraping on stone on thick ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 22.6 × 27.5 cm (8 15/16 × 10 7/8 in.); Sheet: 34.5 × 44.7 cm (13 5/8 × 17 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.2945

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