Villa am Meer I
Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901)

Villa am Meer I,

1864
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
124,5 x 174,5 cm
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
11528
Acquisition
1864 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Arnold Böcklin, Villa am Meer I, 1864, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/M0xy6JWLpl (Last updated on 29.11.2019)
Villa by the Sea is among Böcklin’s best-known works. He painted five versions of the subject, the first two commissioned by Schack. In this version, the first, the artist experimented with materials and techniques, covering the surface with wax to give the colours a subtle glow. Yet the work was severely damaged by the time it reached Schack in Munich, so the collector requested a replica in the more conventional medium of oil painting. Böcklin finished that second version the following year.