Record number 05/3539
TitleDie Wandgemaelde im Ball- und Concert-Saal des königl. Schlosses zu Dresden. Erf. u. ausgeführt v. E. Bendemann. In 1/16 natürl. Grösse rad. v. Hugo Bürkner.
ImprintDresden:: Verlag von Ernst Arnold, [1859?]
Physical DescriptionT.pl., [11] sheets of pl. carrying 20 images, [14] p.; 380×445 mm.
Physical Description NoteThe text-pages are bound but the plates are loose; plates and text are housed in a publisher's portfolio.
Content Format Note[T.pl.] - [Plates] - [Text].
Summary NoteTitles in German, English and French are carried by the trilingual text: 'Die Wandgemälde Im Ball- Und Concert-Saal Des Königlichen Schlosses Zu Dresden. Erfunden Und Ausgeführt Von E. Bendemann. Erklärt Von Joh. Gust. Droysen'; 'Frescoes In The Ball-Room Of The Royal Palace In Dresden By E. Bendemann. With Explanations By J.G. Droysen'; 'Les Fresques Dans La Salle De Bal Du Palais Du Roi À Dresde. Par E. Bendemann. Expliquées Par J.G. Droysen.'

The title-plate incorporates views of the four walls of the ball-room, indicating the decorative scheme; the other plates carry captions and show details of the decoration. The subjects are drawn from ancient Greek myths and history - the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, Apollo, Dionysus, Alexander's feast, Homer and the Greek races, the arts, ancient Greek life.
Responsibility NoteThe title plate is unsigned; each of the eleven sheets of plates is signed as designed by E. Bendemann and engraved by H. Bürkner.

The name of the lithographic printer is given on the upper cover of the portfolio: 'Lith. u. Druck. v. F.M. Strassberger, Leipzig'. The texts name their printer as Giesecke & Devrient of Leipzig.
SubjectMythology, Greek
Paintings - Frescoes - Interior Decoration - Palaces - Germany - Saxony - Dresden - History - 19th century
Name as Subject Bendemann, Eduard, 1811 - 1889
ReferencesA survey was H. Falkner von Sonnenburg, Die antike Mythologie in der Malerei des 19. Jahrhunderts [dissertation, Univy. Munich] (1952).
Binding Note19th-century quarter black cloth, cream papered boards, the upper cover carrying printed decoration lettered with titles in German, French and English and with the publisher's imprint.
ProvenancePurchased for RA Library in 1871 (see 'Library Report for the Year 1871', RA Annual Report, Appendix No. 7, p. 25).
Variant TitleWandgemälde Im Ball- Und Concert-Saal Des Königlichen Schlosses Zu Dresden
Frescoes In The Ball-Room Of The Royal Palace In Dresden
Fresques Dans La Salle De Bal Du Palais Du Roi A Dresde
Contributors Bendemann, Eduard, 1811 - 1889, source artist
Bürkner, Hugo, 1818 - 1897, etcher
Arnold, Ernst, fl. 19th century, publisher
Droysen, Johann Gustav, 1808 - 1884
Strassberger, F. M., fl. 19th century, lithographic printer
Giesecke und Devrient. printer
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