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Triumph (Triumph), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

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Triumph (Triumph), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

Artwork Details


Max Klinger
German, 1857–1920


1880–81, published 1924


Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Accession #

1977.7 E


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The glove’s maritime adventure continues. It is seen crossing the sea triumphantly in a seashell chariot drawn by magnificent seahorses. This print makes witty reference to the traditional motif of Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty and love, who, according to ancient mythology, emerged from the sea riding triumphantly on a seashell. In contrast to the ominous somberness of the previous image, this sheet is blindingly bright, with spare line etching deployed to create delicate curling flower-waves.


Purchase with funds from the Lawrence and Alfred Fox Foundation for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection