Legende vom Bischof und dem Teufel
Moritz von Schwind (1804-1871)

Legende vom Bischof und dem Teufel,

um 1854
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Holz
Dimensions of the object
78,5 x 44,7 cm
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Moritz von Schwind, Legende vom Bischof und dem Teufel, um 1854, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/QrLWzbXxNO (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
A medieval legend tells how the devil helped St Wolfgang to build a chapel next to his mountain hermitage. In exchange the devil demanded the soul of the first living being who entered the building after its completion. The bishop outwitted his adversary by sending a wolf into the chapel. Schwind interpreted the legend in his own way, as proof that the blows of fate can be averted through vigour and intelligence.

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