Der Ritt des Todes (Herbst und Tod)

Der Ritt des Todes (Herbst und Tod)

Dating
1871
More about this artwork
The masterfully painted autumn landscape reflects Böcklin’s experience of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870–71, when he saw villages and whole areas of the Rhineland devastated. The shadowy figure in the centre is Death, who is riding past a ruin in surroundings from which he has wiped out every sign of life.
Inventory Number
11539
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1901
Dimensions of the object
79 x 136,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1871 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Arnold Böcklin, Der Ritt des Todes (Herbst und Tod), 1871, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/apG9njJ4Zn (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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