Der Traum des Erwin von Steinbach

Der Traum des Erwin von Steinbach

Dating
um 1845
More about this artwork
Erwin von Steinbach was the architect of the west façade of Strasbourg cathedral. Goethe's 1772 essay `Von deutscher Baukunst¿ (On German Architecture) established the cathedral in Strasbourg as the epitome of Gothic architecture in the German-speaking world and as a manifestation of his notion of genius. In Schwind¿s painting an angel leads Steinbach by the hand as he dreams of the work to come. Stained-glass windows are seen glowing in the background. For Schwind, the visual vocabulary of such windows represented an ideal to which German art should aspire.
Inventory Number
11558
Birth year of the artist
1804
Year the artist deceased
1871
Dimensions of the object
36,4 x 25,3 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Pappe
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Moritz von Schwind, Der Traum des Erwin von Steinbach, um 1845, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/gR4kZDgGEe (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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