Museum Folkwang
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: ›Sakuntala‹
    Image Series of 5 Lithographies on Kalidasa's Drama ›Sakuntala‹

  • The drama Sakuntala, by the Indian author Kalidasa (315 to 415 A.D.) describes a love crossing caste lines, one put to the test by divine intervention, but which turns out for the best in the end. Kirchner illustrated scenes from the beginning of the story where the wedding of Sakuntala, a girl from a hermitage and King Dusyanta is being prepared. A continuation of the series, one of the earliest of Kirchner’s lithographic works, was planned but never realized.
  • Exh_Title_S: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: ›Sakuntala‹
    Image Series of 5 Lithographies on Kalidasa's Drama ›Sakuntala‹
  • Exh_Id: 539
  • Exh_Comment_S (Verantw): Department of Prints and Drawings
  • Exh_SpareNField01_N (Verantw ID): 186
Works
Sakuntala im Tempelgarten
Das Bild der Geliebten
Die Huldigung
Sakuntala wird geschmückt
Sakuntala vor dem Thron des Königs