Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

The Fairy Dance,

oil on canvas



Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913)

"The Fairy Dance"

oil on canvas


96,5 x 136 cm 

signed and dated lower right: "K. W. Diefenbach 1895"

An historical photograph of this painting existed in the Picture Archives of the Austrian National Library; however, the whereabouts of this large version of Diefenbach's famous motif of the fairy dance were long unknown, until the painting recently resurfaced in northern Germany.

Dr. Claudia Wagner has confirmed this work's authenticity.


Publication History:

Claudia Wagner, Der Kuenstler Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913), Meister und Mission, diss. 2007, Werkkatalog.

Michael Buhrs, ed., Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913) Lieber sterben, als meine Ideale verleugnen! (Munich: Museum Villa Stuck and Edition Minerva, 2009), pg. 46, ill. 32.




Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California