Der Vater Rhein, die Fidel Volkers spielend

Der Vater Rhein, die Fidel Volkers spielend

Dating
um 1865
More about this artwork
The Rhine became a national symbol for Germans during the Napoleonic wars and the period leading up to the revolutions of 1848. As the setting of legends and myths from Germany¿s distant past, and as the subject of Romantic poetry, it played an important part in establishing a sense of national identity. Schwind¿s personification of the Rhine as a bearded man in armour takes its cue from traditional depictions of river gods. The fiddle alludes to Volker, who in the Nibelung saga was a musician at the Burgundian court in Worms.
Inventory Number
11581
Birth year of the artist
1804
Year the artist deceased
1871
Dimensions of the object
33,6 x 63,7 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Moritz von Schwind, Der Vater Rhein, die Fidel Volkers spielend, um 1865, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/2mxqDPz48b (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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