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Little Briar-Rose, from the Household Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Eugen Napoleon Neureuther, German, 1806–1882
Made in
Germany, Europe
Current Location
On View, Gallery 242
27 x 21 in. (68.6 x 53.3 cm)
Credit Line
The Sidney S. and Sadie Cohen Print Purchase Fund
Public Domain
Object Number
An impenetrable wall of thorns encloses a castle where everyone is asleep except for a prince poised to kiss the sleeping princess. Eugen Napoleon Neureuther’s print illustrates the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Little Briar-Rose,” more familiar to Americans as "Sleeping Beauty." The Brothers Grimm recorded their fairy tales, first published in 1812, in an effort to document Germanic folk stories. Neureuther’s print shows the growing popularity of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Without political unity, Germans embraced art, literature, and folklore that reflected a common cultural heritage.
Private Collection, Germany

by 2002 - 2003
Petra and Helmut Rumbler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, purchased from private collection, Germany [1]

2003 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Petra and Helmut Rumbler [2]

[1] In a letter to the Museum, Helmut Rumbler states that he purchased the print from a private collection in Southern Germany. He does not provide a date of purchase [letter, February 2, 2003, SLAM document files].

[2] Invoice dated November 19, 2002 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Collections Committee of the Board of Trustees, Saint Louis Art Museum, March 4, 2003.
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