Henry Fuseli

Siegfried and Chriemhild

Siegfried and Chriemhild by Henry Fuseli
Siegfried and Chriemhild by Henry Fuseli

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The Nibelungenlied or Song of the Nibelungs is a German epic poem that tells the story of the dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians. It recounts his hidden treasure and those who desire it; his eventual murder; and his wife Chriemhild’s revenge. In chapter 5, Siegfried meets the princess Chriemhild for the first time and kneels in adoration before her, as befits his lower rank.

Title
Siegfried and Chriemhild
Artist/creator
Production date
1807
Medium
watercolour
Dimensions
480 x 360 mm
Inscription
P.C. 4 Jan '07 (top margin). Sivrit Chremhild (left margin).
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/69
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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