Schiller / Seyd einig-einig-einig

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Article ID DKP0759

Title

Schiller / Seyd einig-einig-einig

Description

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Friedrich Schiller (who had never been to Switzerland, but was well informed, being a historian) was inspired to write a play about the legendary Swiss marksman William Tell by his wife Lotte, who knew the country from her personal experience.[1] After his friend, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, had returned from his second journey to the Lake of Lucerne in 1779, Schiller started collecting sources. Most of Schiller’s information about the history of the Swiss confederation is drawn from Aegidius Tschudi’s Chronicon Helveticum, Johannes von Müller’s History of the Swiss Confederation, as well as two chronicles of Petermann Etterlin and Johannes Stumpf. These are the last words from the dying Baron of Attinghausen in F. Schillers, Wilhelm Tell: Be one—be one—be one----

Year

ca. 1820

Artist

Bülow, von

Place of Publication Berlin
Dimensions (cm)52 x 40
ConditionTear on lower part perfectly restored
Coloringcolored
TechniqueLithography

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