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"Mozart: Zwölf Gedichte" (1914)


Illustrated by Heinrich Lefler


In 1914, one of the final substantial suites of book illustrations designed by Heinrich Lefler was published by Munk (Vienna) in a title

known as "Mozart: Zwölf Gedichte" ("Mozart: Twelve Poems").


Lefler's illustrations for "Mozart: Zwölf Gedichte" (1914) accompanied the poetry of Richard Specht - an Austrian Dramatist, Lyricist,

Musicologist and Author - that was inspired by the music of Mozart. Each of Lefler's colour designs appearing in "Mozart: Zwölf

Gedichte" (1914) are presented within a cartouche with unique gold highlights.


Like earlier publications from Munk (Vienna) featuring designs by Lefler, "Mozart: Zwölf Gedichte" (1914) presented the artwork in

a superb large format and on high quality media. Such an approach ensured that Lefler's images were shown to best effect.


These illustrations represent wonderful examples of artwork arising from the Jugendstil movement and are a testament to Lefler's

talents, even late in his career and without the opportunity to collaborate with Joseph Urban (who had emigrated to the

United States a number of years earlier).


Lefler's designs show Tamino, Pamina, Papageno and Papagena (from 'The Magic Flute'), Bastien and Bastienne (from the Opera

of the same title), a scene from 'The Abduction from the Seraglio', Cherubino and the post-nuptial celebrations from 'The Marriage

of Figaro', a scene from the Prologue and the character of Donna Anna from 'Don Giovanni', a scene from 'Cosi fan tutte',

depictions of Mozart in Hellbrunn and finalising 'Requiem', in addition to an imagined performance of 'String Quartet No. 18 in

A major'.


In addition to his twelve colour illustrations, Lefler also provided marginal and Title designs for "Mozart: Zwölf Gedichte" (1914).


Examples of "Mozart: Zwölf Gedichte" (1914) are rare and highly regarded by collectors.





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Our Greeting Cards and Fine Art Posters showing the art

of Heinrich Lefler from "Mozart: Zwölf Gedichte" (1914)




Front of Greeting Card

(with envelope)


For connoisseurs of the work of Heinrich Lefler, we have prepared sets of 12 Greeting Cards

displaying colour images from his designs for "Mozart: Zwölf Gedichte" and on the left, we

show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.





Code: L MTP CS(12)
Price: US$60.00






When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in 'hommage' to the hand-crafted approach

typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is hand-finished and the

images are presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. The rear of each card carries information about

Heinrich Lefler, this wonderful suite and the profiled illustration - we have left the interior of the cards blank so that you may write

your own personal message.


Should you wish to order a reproduction print of one or more of these images, we have provided some options below. Each of our

Fine Art Posters is prepared with archival quality papers and inks - and also accompanied by information about Heinrich Lefler,

this suite and the profiled illustration.


To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button and you will be taken through to our Shopping Cart secured

through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any destination in the

world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.


We are able to reproduce these images in a variety of sizes.


Naturally, should you wish to order a Fine Art Poster in another format or individual Greeting Cards from this suite of images, we

welcome your contact through ThePeople@SpiritoftheAges.com.


In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Heinrich Lefler.


An example of one of our Fine Art Posters

in a superb 12x18" format



The colour illustrations from Heinrich Lefler for "Mozart: Zwölf Gedichte"  (1914)



String Quartet No. 18 in A major

The Magic Flute

Tamino and Pamina


The Magic Flute




Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 1 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00





Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 2 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00





Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 3 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00





Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 4 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00




Bastien and Bastienne The Abduction from the Seraglio

The Marriage of Figaro



The Marriage of Figaro

The Night-long Celebration



Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 5 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00





Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 6 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00





Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 7 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00





Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 8 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00





Don Giovanni



Don Giovanni

Donna Anna


Cosi fan tutte Hellbrunn  

Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 9 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00





Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 10 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00





Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 11 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00





Fine Art Poster (12x18'')

HL MZG 12 (12x18)
Price: US$60.00






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