Der Einsiedler

Der Einsiedler

Dating
um 1863
More about this artwork
Böcklin depicted the rich colours of autumn more compellingly than virtually any of his contemporaries. The hermit here kneels on a ledge on a steep rocky mountain scattered with thorny plants. Böcklin’s picture, unlike Moritz von Schwind’s purely contemplative images of hermits, contains a disturbing element: ravens are circling in the sky, doubtless in anticipation of the hermit’s death.
Inventory Number
11525
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1901
Dimensions of the object
106 x 57,8 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
Vor 1866 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Arnold Böcklin, Der Einsiedler, um 1863, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/8eGVnwBGWQ (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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