Laura in der Kirche

Laura in der Kirche

Dating
1865
More about this artwork
This painting represents the momentous encounter between Petrarch (1304–1374) and Laura on Good Friday in 1327: Petrarch’s love for the married Laura prompted him to become a poet. His Canzoniere, a collection of sonnets, songs and other verses revolving around unrequited love as the source of poetic inspiration, can be said to mark the beginning of modern European love poetry. Feuerbach produced this idealised depiction of a subject taken from literary history to a commission from Schack.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
11522
Birth year of the artist
1829
Year the artist deceased
1880
Dimensions of the object
163 x 200 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1865 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Anselm Feuerbach, Laura in der Kirche, 1865, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/0vxoWJyx2V (Last updated on 20.08.2020)

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