Die Testamentseröffnung
David Wilkie (1785-1841)

Die Testamentseröffnung,

1820
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Mahagoniholz
Dimensions of the object
78 x 116,5 cm
Displayed
AP EG Saal IIa
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 1194
Acquisition
1826 durch König Ludwig I. aus dem Nachlass von König Max I. Joseph erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Citation
David Wilkie, Die Testamentseröffnung, 1820, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/rqxNXd2GvW (Last updated on 07.02.2022)
Wilkie's genre paintings owe their comic appeal to the gestures and facial expressions of the figures. Taking his cue from Dutch and Flemish painting, he studied people and places in his immediate environment and eventually acquired an international reputation. This painting was commissioned in 1820 by King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria.

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