Wieland der Schmied

Wieland der Schmied

Dating
1850
More about this artwork
The subject of this painting comes from a medieval German epic poem beloved of the Romantics. The poem tells how the skilful smith Wieland was held captive by King Nidung, who ordered his tendons to be cut to prevent him fleeing. Schwind shows the king¿s daughter covertly visiting Wieland to give him a bracelet for repair. The smith takes advantage of the situation to exact revenge. He rapes the princess and leaves her with child, before escaping with the aid of wings he has made secretly.
Inventory Number
11580
Birth year of the artist
1804
Year the artist deceased
1871
Dimensions of the object
53,3 x 38,8 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Eichenholz
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1863 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Moritz von Schwind, Wieland der Schmied, 1850, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/k2xnZDgxPd (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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