Illustration to the Work by Friedrich Schiller
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This is a multi-figure composition with 13 characters depicted against the background of architectural elements, in particular of arches twined with vine. In the foreground at the bottom of the work, there is a young couple shown in traditional German clothing; a girl is wearing a long dress; a braid frames her head. A man is depicted with a sharp beard and shoulder-length hair. He is holding a long and narrow stringed musical instrument. To the couple’s right there is a group of five people; a male figure in a protective knight's helmet, short cloak, and a sword on his left thigh is standing out from the crowd. Near the knight there is the figure of a girl with loose hair; she is wearing a white dress. The girl is depicted kneeling with her arms folded in front of her in a pleading posture. In the right part of the composition there is the figure of a young woman with a child in her arms; on the doorstep, she is meeting a knight, who is wearing a protective helmet and a shield on his back. Three girlish figures (Graces?) are depicted in the upper part of the work; they are dressed in antique dresses. The images are depicted weaving a flower garland.