"Der Friede. 1814." Autograph manuscript draft signed.
2 leaves mounted on a single sheet. 94 x 82 mm. Title and eight lines on 1 p. and a single line (signature). Ca. 65 x 72 mm and 19 x 72 mm. Three addenda.
"Sturm und Wetter sind verflogen, / Blau gespannt des Himmels Zelt, / Und es blüht des Friedens Bogen / Ueber der verweinten Welt. / Fahnen sich gleich Schwänen wiegen / In der lauen Frühlingsluft. / Durch das Grün viel' Reiter fliegen / Waldhorn frisch dazwischenruft".
Due to the text sheet's mounting, the verso cannot be read, containing four lines from "Die ernsthafte Fastnacht 1814": "Wer hat je so'n Sal gesehen / Strom und Wälder spielen auf / Sterne auf und nieder gehen / Stecken hoch die Lampen auf".
According to the critical edition, the title of the poem "Der Friede" probably refers to the Treaty of Paris, signed on 30 May 1814, that ended the Napoleonic Wars.
Includes a five-page letter by the sculptor Anna (Magnussen-)Petersen (then still unmarried) to the composer Ernst Rudorff, dated 17 March 1891, sending him the autograph and explaining that she received it from the mother of Eichendorff's grandson, the lieutenant general Hartwig von Eichendorff. Further includes an envelope by Ernst Rudorf, stating that Anna Petersen sent him the Eichendorff autograph on 18 March 1891 with her letter, as well as an autograph letter signed by the musicologist and German scholar Friedrich Schnapp, dated 11 October 1960, to a Miss Rudorff about this and another Eichendorff autograph.
HKA I/3 (1997), pp. 278f. and I/1 (1993), pp. 162-164; commentary: HKA I/4 (1997), pp. 488f. and I/2 (1994), pp. 287-289.