Excerpt from The Decorated Stove Plates of the Pennsylvania Germans
Therefore it is rude. But it is ancient, and like the ballad song of Strasburg, or the story of the Juniper tree, it is as purely as possible Teutonic, and pertains to that fountain head of unconscious popula... r suggestion from which artists like Wagner declare they have sought inspiration.
Near a' column adorned with curtain and tassels we see Potiphar's wife leaping from her couch to seize the ¿eeing Joseph. We recognize the figure of Christ standing amidst the water vessels of Cana, or Eve plucking for Adam the for bidden apple.
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