{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 816, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/816", "Disp_Access_No" : "1952.046", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1884-1889", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1884", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1889", "Disp_Title" : "Märchenerzählerin (Storyteller)", "Alt_Title" : "Fairy Tales", "Obj_Title" : "<i>Märchenerzählerin</i> (Storyteller)", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Walther Firle", "Sort_Artist" : "Firle, Walther", "Disp_Dimen" : "27 1/2 x 23 1/8 in. (69.85 x 58.74 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "27 1/2 in.", "Disp_Width" : "23 1/8 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "Stretcher", "Medium" : "Oil on paperboard", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on paperboard", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Founding Collection, Gift of Charles and Emma Frye, 1952.046", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "", "Department" : "European Early", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "<span>5/26/2020: CFG changed date back to 1884-1889.<br/>7/2/2012: Title changed from “Fairy Tales” to original German title per Galerie Heinemann website:<br/><br/> <span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-weight:bold">Firle, Walter (1859-1929) <span style="color:#0000FF;text-decoration:underline">Firle, Walter<br/>Dt., 19./20.Jh.<br/>Porträt- und Genremaler; Thieme/Becker</span>Kunstwerk-ID: 3237<br/>Märchenerzählerin<br/></span><br/>Direktlink: http://heinemann.gnm.de/de/kunstwerk-3237.htm<br/></span><span style="font-family:''Times New Roman'';font-size:12pt"><br/></span><span style="font-size:11pt">Material: Holz </span><span style="font-family:''Times New Roman'';font-size:12pt"><br/></span><span style="font-size:11pt">Maße (h x b): 70 x 59 cm  </span><span style="font-family:''Times New Roman'';font-size:12pt"><br/></span><span style="font-size:11pt">Eingangsdatum: 09.01.1906 </span><span style="font-family:''Times New Roman'';font-size:12pt"><br/></span><span style="font-size:11pt">Ankaufspreis: 2500 </span><span style="font-family:''Times New Roman'';font-size:12pt"><br/></span><span style="font-size:11pt">Ausgangsdatum: 07.06.1914 </span><span style="font-family:''Times New Roman'';font-size:12pt"><br/></span><span style="font-size:11pt">Verkaufspreis: 4000 </span><span style="font-family:''Times New Roman'';font-size:12pt"><br/></span><span style="font-size:11pt">Typ: Heinemann-Kunstwerk </span><span style="font-family:''Times New Roman'';font-size:12pt"><br/></span><span style="font-size:11pt">Heinemann Nr.: 8045 <br/>Kunde(n): Prof. Dr. C. Duisberg, Elberfeld, Käufer | Charles H. Frye, Seattle, Käufer<br/>Verkaufsgeschichte: 31.07.1906 an Duisberg für 4800; 07.06.1914 an Frye<br/>Bemerkungen: Lager</span><br/><br/>**********************************************************************************************<br/>5/21/2012: Date changed to late 1880''s per email from Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker: "Based on the German text, the painting would have been done between 1884 and 1889 or we can just say the late 1880s. Both are good for me." <br/><br/>**********************************************************************************************<br/><span style="font-family:''Calibri'';font-size:11pt">1/1/2008:  Wiebke Light''s translation of German text by Barbara Hardtwig, for the purposes of the 2008 Handbook:<br/><br/>In a square interior, an elderly woman sits and reads a fairy tale book to three young girls. The book lies open.   Dressed in a white bonnet and cape with dark red lining, the woman turns her back to the window. Bright daylight falls onto the pages of her opened book, the center of the composition. The petite listeners seem to be visiting the woman, whose bed, positioned in front of a brown tiled wall, is partially hidden behind green bed curtains. The young girls, seated in a half-circle, wear dark dresses, colorful chest scarves and aprons. The girl in the far front is seated lower on a wooden chest, while the other two sit on chairs beside one another. The central girl glances at the illustration of the book while her neighbor places a hand on her shoulder in a sisterly manner. This girl seems to imagine the story unfolding before her inner eye; her face shines radiantly. The white bonnets gleam in a dimly lit atmosphere that creates a  cozy comradeship. In the overall composition, these bonnets pose the right balance to the bright window with its red geranium pots.<br/>               A subdued atmosphere, yet clear composition and reflections of light and color shining through the window are characteristic details of Firle''s picturesque interiors, an approach learned from seventeenth-century Dutch genre paintings. The folk costumes in Fairy Tales remind one of Firle''s early paintings and suggest that this painting most likely dates from the late 1880''s. Over time, however, Firle repeated his most successful themes in variations, which means that Fairy Tales could have also originated around or after 1900. For example, the 1910 Glass Palace exhibition in Munich listed a Firle painting entitled In Holland. According to Firle''s own statement in 1913 (quoted in Zils, Selbstbiographien), he sold numerous smaller paintings to collectors in England and America; undoubtedly genre paintings were among them. B.H.<br/><br/>*****************************************************************<br/>11/29/2010 per Cory Gooch:<br/>I received a phone message from Dr. David Waldman of Philadelphia (cell tel.610-212-1579, e-mail <span style="color:#0563C1;text-decoration:underline">hdw777@verison.net</span>) regarding our Walter Firle painting.  I called him back and he said that in the meantime he had answered his question by seeing our collection on our website.  He owns a famous painting by Firle titled “The Fairy Tale”.  When he was initially researching it online he saw reference to the Frye’s “Fairy Tales” and thought it might be a copy of the same painting.<br/><br/>I told him that if I found anything of note in our files regarding this painting which might shed light on his painting, I would forward it.  However there is nothing other than a basic biography of the artist, and Dr. Waldman already knew quite a bit about the artist.<br/><br/></span></span>", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/1952.046_Low-Res.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/1952.046_Low-Res.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/1952.046_Low-Res.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/1952.046_Low-Res.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "3757", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }