Leukothea erscheint Odysseus im Sturm

Leukothea erscheint Odysseus im Sturm

More about this artwork
After leaving the island of Calypso, Odysseus was caught in a storm unleashed by the sea god Poseidon. Leucothea, a sea deity who assisted those who had been shipwrecked, advised Odysseus to leave his raft and swim ashore to the land of the Phaeacians, giving him a shawl to protect him from drowning. Preller¿s cycle of Odyssey paintings determined how several generations of Germans pictured the events described in Homer¿s epic.
Inventory Number
11543
Birth year of the artist
1804
Year the artist deceased
1878
Dimensions of the object
158 x 96 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1863 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Friedrich Preller d. Ä., Leukothea erscheint Odysseus im Sturm, 1863, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Dj4mo03L5A (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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