Himmlische und irdische Liebe (nach Tizian)
Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904)

Himmlische und irdische Liebe (nach Tizian),

1864
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
114,4 x 276,3 cm
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
11429
Acquisition
1864 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Franz von Lenbach, Himmlische und irdische Liebe (nach Tizian), 1864, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jpxegmOGJ7 (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
The elegance and compelling physical presence of the two women personifying sacred and profane love, and their integration in the landscape, made Titian’s painting a first high-water mark in his artistic development. Jacob Burckhardt wrote in 1855 that works like this ‘exude the kind of visionary magic that can be described only in terms of similes and should perhaps not be desecrated at all by the use of words’. Schack was deeply impressed by the quality of Lenbach’s copy, placing it on a par with the original.