Sappho

Sappho

Dating
1870
More about this artwork
The ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho (fl. c. 610 – c. 580 BC) lived mainly on the island of Lesbos and wrote of love in compellingly bitter-sweet verse. Disappointment in love allegedly prompted her to leap to her death from the Leucadian rock. The painting depicts her about to perform this desperate act. Dreber, who never visited Greece, took his cue for the landscape from the rocky coast of the island of Capri.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
11625
Birth year of the artist
1822
Year the artist deceased
1875
Dimensions of the object
241 x 170 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1870 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Heinrich Dreber, Sappho, 1870, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/2mxqDaz48b (Last updated on 16.09.2020)

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