He made his first stroke of fortune as a portrait painter, and the reputation he
thus gained brought him an appreciative public for his genre, historical, and
legendary compositions. In "The Daughters of the Rhine"
he takes up the legend of the water-fairies who guard the fabulous treasures of that
picturesque stream, upon which Wagner founded his opera of the "Rheingold."
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