Vorlesung aus Goethe’s Werther (1870). Wilhelm Amberg (German, 1822-1899). Oil on canvas. Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin.
Five young girls are seated in a romantic spot outdoors to read from The Sorrows of Young Werther. One of them is crying, leaning on another girl’s shoulders. All are listening to the girl reading, with intense attentiveness, with handkerchiefs at hand to deal with the tears.
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Wilhelm Amberg_002 by Leonid Ll Wilhelm Amberg, born on 25 February 1822 in Berlin, died 10 September 1899 in Berlin, was a German genre painter.