Im Walde (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Moritz von Schwind (1804-1871)

Im Walde (Des Knaben Wunderhorn),

um 1848
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
49,5 x 39,4 cm
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Moritz von Schwind, Im Walde (Des Knaben Wunderhorn), um 1848, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
Schwind's painting was prompted by an anthology of German songs and poems compiled by Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano and published in 1806¿08 in three beautifully produced volumes entitled Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy¿s Magic Horn). This striking image of a young man blowing his horn beneath an oak tree has acquired exactly the kind of popular appeal that Schwind desired for his art.

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