Die Klage des Hirten (Amaryllis)

Die Klage des Hirten (Amaryllis)

Dating
1866
More about this artwork
The painting illustrates one of the Idylls written around 270 BC by the Greek poet Theocritus. In his song the lovelorn shepherd laments how the nymph Amaryllis spurned him when he visited her in her grotto. Schack enthused: ‘Who but Böcklin could have painted the garland of flowers above the grotto, the fruit laid outside it and the other gifts like this? These are not the flowers and fruits of this earth: they have blossomed and ripened in a wonderland of the imagination.’
Inventory Number
11535
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1901
Dimensions of the object
137,9 x 100,4 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1866 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Arnold Böcklin, Die Klage des Hirten (Amaryllis), 1866, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jWLpavEGKY (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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