Painting is oil on canvas and measures 20 x 24 inches and overall framed size is 29 x 33 inches. Includes beautiful antique gold frame. Painting is indistinctly signed at lower right. Painting is in very good lined condition with new stretcher bars. "The Lion's Bride" -High Quality Vintage Painting after Gabriel von Max.
The following is a summary of a silent film made in 1913, titled "The Lion's Bride", which I believe is based on an earlier German fable. A menagerie-keeper's daughter, Christine Johnson, makes great friends with Nero, one of her father's lions. She is able to go into his cage, with him and do as she pleases, the lion even allowing her to tweak his ears. With other people the lion is always surly tempered, but with his mistress he is different and readily performs all the stunts she teaches him.
Among the visitors to the menagerie one day, is Basil McDermott. He greatly admires the manner in which Christine handles the animals and obtains an introduction to her after she has left Nero's cage. Christine is amused when he expresses his fear that Nero will some day hurt her and tells him that they are the best friends in the world. Basil does not like it and tells Johnson so, when, later, he is accepted at the house as Christine's fiancé. Nero at first takes no notice of Basil, but when he sees that Christine loves him, the ill-tempered beast becomes very jealous and tries to get out of the cage to attack him.
When Basil is taken into the cage by Christine, the lion shows his evident hatred of him, but is forced to acknowledge him as his new master. The wedding day soon arrives and everything goes well, until Basil and his wife return to the house with the guests to celebrate the wedding breakfast. Christine leaves the room and enters the menagerie to say good-bye to her old friend, Nero, as her husband is going to take her away. Basil follows later and finds her there.She sends him back to the guests, telling him to let her make her last farewell to Nero alone. Nero senses that she is to leave him and is obsessed by a furious fit of jealousy. The lion has claimed her for his bride. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
The item "The Lion's Bride -High Quality Vintage Painting after Gabriel von Max" is in sale since Wednesday, January 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "ibuyart" and is located in American Canyon, California. This item can be shipped to United States.