Herkules im Nessusgewand

Herkules im Nessusgewand

Artist
Ulrich Loth
Dating
vor 1637
More about this artwork
Returning after a period of several years in Italy where he became familiar with Caravaggesque painting in Rome, the Munich court painter Ulrich Loth was commissioned by Maximilian I to create a third painting in landscape format for the Old Palace in Schleißheim to complement a pair of works by Alessandro Turchi, completed earlier around 1620. Loth added a further scene from the life of the hero to the counterpieces—‘The Fury of Hercules’ and ‘Hercules and Omphale’—that recounts Hercules’s worldy end from wearing a poisoned tunic.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
1631
Birth year of the artist
1599
Year the artist deceased
1662
Dimensions of the object
176 x 232 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Deutsche Malerei
Origin
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Ulrich Loth, Herkules im Nessusgewand, vor 1637, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Y0GRlA8xRX (Last updated on 10.08.2022)

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