Nixen an der Waldquelle
Moritz von Schwind (1804-1871)

Nixen an der Waldquelle,

um 1846
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
70,2 x 42 cm
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Moritz von Schwind, Nixen an der Waldquelle, um 1846, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
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.¿

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