Die Quelle der Nymphe Egeria bei Rom

Die Quelle der Nymphe Egeria bei Rom

Artist
Georg Köbel
Dating
um 1860
More about this artwork
The story of the water-nymph Egeria belongs among the myths surrounding the origins and early history of Rome. According to Ovid in the Metamorphoses, Egeria was the wife and adviser of King Numa Pompilius. She met the king in a grotto in which she lived outside the gates of the city, in a shady valley not far from the Via Appia. It was believed to be the grotto depicted here, which travellers visited because of its literary associations and which artists had painted frequently since the seventeenth century.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
11589
Birth year of the artist
1807
Year the artist deceased
1894
Dimensions of the object
92,5 x 142,3 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1861 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Georg Köbel, Die Quelle der Nymphe Egeria bei Rom, um 1860, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jpxeg6BGJ7 (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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