Villa am Meer II

Villa am Meer II

Dating
1865
More about this artwork
We know neither who the woman is nor the reason for her mourning. Böcklin indicated that she might be the ‘last scion of an old family’. With its pervasive melancholy, the painting acquired iconic status as the embodiment of a vague, insatiable yearning for southern regions and past times. In 1897 the art historian Heinrich Wölfflin wrote: ‘It is a painting that we cannot imagine being without, with associations leading in every direction. Whenever our century’s sensibility is spoken of, mention will have to be made of Villa by the Sea.’
Inventory Number
11536
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1901
Dimensions of the object
123,4 x 173,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1865 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Arnold Böcklin, Villa am Meer II, 1865, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/k2xnZJgxPd (Last updated on 10.11.2020)

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