Paolo und Francesca

Paolo und Francesca

Dating
1864
More about this artwork
A shared interest in Italian literature formed the basis of Schack’s association with Feuerbach. The subject of this painting comes from Dante’s Divine Comedy, where, in Canto V of Inferno, Francesca da Rimini and her brother-in-law Paolo Malatesta tell the story of their illicit passion. Feuerbach shows them falling in love while they read the story of the adulterous knight Lancelot.
Inventory Number
11521
Birth year of the artist
1829
Year the artist deceased
1880
Dimensions of the object
137 x 99,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1864 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Anselm Feuerbach, Paolo und Francesca, 1864, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/bwx0BDqGm8 (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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