Das Generalife bei Granada
Eduard Gerhardt (1813-1888)

Das Generalife bei Granada,

Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
67,5 x 94,2 cm
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
Vor 1866 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Eduard Gerhardt, Das Generalife bei Granada, 1862, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/gR4kZnAGEe (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
The Palacio de Generalife, higher up across the ravine from the Alhambra, was the summer residence of Spain’s Moorish rulers. Schack described the site more or less as it appears in the painting: ‘At the side, the reddish walls and towers of the Alhambra stand high on steep rocks above a gorge that, bursting with foliage and water and shaded by huge walnut trees, the Arabs praised as the seat of earthly bliss and visited from far and wide because of its healthy, life-giving air. But ahead of us the Generalife shines in paradisiacal beauty from an even higher mountainside, covered in thickets of myrtles and pomegranate trees.’

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