Die Alpenbraut

Die Alpenbraut

Artist
Leopold Bode
Dating
1864
More about this artwork
‘Die Schneebraut’ (The Bride of the Snow, 1826), a ballad by the Austrian poet Johann Gabriel Seidl, tells of a glacier nymph’s love for a hunter of mountain goats. He does not return her love, so she follows him one day up a steep path and drags him down into a ‘cool rocky tomb’ where she ‘plays her love games with him’. Bode’s painting shows the nymph clinging to the hunter, who is only just managing to keep his footing on the rocky ledge.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
11592
Birth year of the artist
1831
Year the artist deceased
1906
Dimensions of the object
75,4 x 43,8 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1864 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack vom Frankfurter Kunstverein erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Leopold Bode, Die Alpenbraut, 1864, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A0GOY0lxdp (Last updated on 11.09.2020)

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