1882. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Read Note.
Wagner, Richard (1813-1883) German composer of the Romantic trend, born in Leipzig. Author of large and pessimistic musical works, i. e. Tannhäuser (1845), Lohengrin (1848), Siegfried (1857), Tristan und Isolde (1859), Die Meistersinger (1870) and others. He was a prolific writer of letters and prose, issued some essays on music. His ultranationalistic and anti-Semitic views made his music very popular in Nazi Germany. He wrote an autobiography, My Life