Die Loreley

Die Loreley

More about this artwork
The legend of the Lorelei, the siren whose song lures travellers on the Rhine to their death, was made famous by Heinrich Heine, whose eponymous poem was set to music by Clara Schumann, Liszt and others. Steinle represents the Lorelei not as a seductive maiden, but, in Schack’s words, as ‘a figure from world of the Norse sagas – a woman of demonic beauty who exults in the downfall of her victims’.
Inventory Number
11542
Birth year of the artist
1810
Year the artist deceased
1886
Dimensions of the object
213,5 x 135,4 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1864 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack vom Künstler erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Edward Jakob von Steinle, Die Loreley, 1864, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ApL8gV2xN2 (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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