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Emil Orlik: Die drei Glückskinder

Die drei Glückskinder
watercolour, 1901
Sheet Size: 21 x 20 cm - (8¼ x 7¾ inches)
signed and dated

an extra-ordinary example of unusual "Orlikiana"
presumably painted for a projected series of illustrations for Grimms Fairy Tales
no record exists of Orlik having done so

Die drei Glückskinder (The three children of fortune) was number 70 fo the Grimms Brothers tales. It tells the tale of three brothers who Inherit a rooster, a scythe, and a cat