Legende vom Bischof und dem Teufel

Legende vom Bischof und dem Teufel

Dating
um 1854
More about this artwork
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.
Inventory Number
11568
Birth year of the artist
1804
Year the artist deceased
1871
Dimensions of the object
78,5 x 44,7 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Holz
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
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 29.11.2019)

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