Details: This poster is of Mermaids, A Deer Drinking, by Moritz von Schwind. It shows two mermaids or mer-people in a forest pond or river. A deer is drinking out of this same pond or river.
Moritz von Schwind (January 21, 1804 - February 8, 1871) was an Austrian Romantic painter, born in Vienna. In 1834 he was commissioned to decorate King Ludwig's new palace with wall paintings illustrating the works of the poet Tieck. He was often busy working on almanacs, and on illustrating Goethe and other writers through which he gained considerable recognition and employment. In the revival of art in Germany, Schwind held as his own the sphere of poetic fancy. In 1847 Schwind was appointed professor in the academy. In Munich he also worked on some churches, particularly the altar and windows of the Church of Our Lady. Schwind's genius was lyrical - he drew inspiration from chivalry, folk-lore, and the songs of the people.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.