Nixen an der Waldquelle

Nixen an der Waldquelle

Dating
um 1846
More about this artwork
This forest scene, with a deer drinking water proffered by two water sprites, was Schwind¿s own invention. The painting depicts the spirit of nature at work in the darkest depths of the forest, rather than an episode from a literary source. Schack wrote of the picture: `One seems to hear a stirring and a whispering in every blade of grass. And in his mind¿s eye the beholder involuntarily sees images from the fairytale world embodied in the nixes.¿
Inventory Number
11586
Birth year of the artist
1804
Year the artist deceased
1871
Dimensions of the object
70,2 x 42 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Moritz von Schwind, Nixen an der Waldquelle, um 1846, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/JzG6Wv84WO (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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