Hirtenknabe
Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904)

Hirtenknabe,

1860
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
107,7 x 154,4 cm
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
11450
Acquisition
Zwischen 1863 und 1868 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Franz von Lenbach, Hirtenknabe, 1860, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/02LAk9A4yk (Last updated on 28.11.2019)
Lenbach began his career by painting genre scenes and realistic studies of nature. Shepherd Boy is his finest work from this period. Schack wrote of it: ‘We seem to see and feel the blinding light and scorching heat of the sun. Like the boy stretched out in divine idleness, we would gladly let ourselves be warmed through and through by the midday rays. Murillo, in his own manner, scarcely produced anything finer.’

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