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Image of Heathcliff Under the Tree (from Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights)

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Heathcliff Under the Tree (from Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights)

Fritz Eichenberg, American (born Germany), (October 24, 1901–1990)

Creation date: 1943
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Wood Engraving
Medium and Support: Engraving
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Accession Number: 1995.16
Dimensions: 10 3/8 in. x 7 in. (26.35 cm x 17.78 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Fritz Eichenberg Trust, Oakland, California ( - 1995)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1995 - )

Label Copy

German-American artist and well-known illustrator Fritz Eichenberg created this engraving to serve as the book cover design for a 1943 publication of 19th century British author Emily Brontë's first and only novel, Wuthering Heights. The novel (wuthering is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather) was first published in 1847 and tells the tale of the all-encompassing yet thwarted love between the characters Heathcliff, as illustrated here, and Catherine Earnshaw; an unresolved passion that eventually destroys them and the lives of many others.

El artista y reconocido ilustrador Fritz Eichenberg creó este grabado para la portada de una edición de 1943 de Cumbres borrascosas, la primera y única novela por la escritora inglesa del siglo XIX, Emily Brontë. La novela, publicada por primera vez en 1847, es la historia de un gran amor malogrado entre Heathcliff, ilustrado aquí, y Catherine Earnshaw —sus pasiones fracasadas finalmente los destruye a ellos y las vidas de otros.
Last Updated: 8/21/2009

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00

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