BARON ARILD ROSENKRANTZ (1870-1964)
SYMBOLISM (founded 1886)
Angel with a Sword of Fire (England, c.1935)
Pastel on paper
Signed Arild Rosenkrantz lower right
Description / Expertise
The facial type and hairstyle of this symbolist figure suggests that the work was conceived in the first fifteen years of the twentieth century. The subject may be the Guardian of the Treshold of which Rosenkrantz showed several versions in his exhibitions of paintings and drawings. Arild Rosenkrantz was throughout his life a `spiritual seeker'. He reached the peak of his spirituality in 1912 when he met Rudolf Steiner, the creator of `Anthroposophy', the connection of human understanding with the spiritual world.