Villa am Meer I

Villa am Meer I

Dating
1864
More about this artwork
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.
Inventory Number
11528
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1901
Dimensions of the object
124,5 x 174,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
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)

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