Aus Goethes "Hermann und Dorothea"
Eugen Napoleon Neureuther (1806-1882)

Aus Goethes "Hermann und Dorothea",

Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
67,4 x 80,6 cm
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
1864 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Eugen Napoleon Neureuther, Aus Goethes "Hermann und Dorothea", 1864, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
Neureuther made a name for himself as an illustrator of writings by Goethe, work that met with the author's approval. The verse epic Hermann and Dorothea describes in German hexameters a crucial day in the life of Herrmann, a young man of burgher stock. Combining classical form with a subject rooted in middle-class ideals, the epic was one of Goethe's most widely read works in the nineteenth century. Neureuther's painting shows the encounter between Herrmann and his mother under a pear tree in the family vineyard.

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