Aus Goethes "Hermann und Dorothea"

Aus Goethes "Hermann und Dorothea"

More about this artwork
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.
Inventory Number
11478
Birth year of the artist
1806
Year the artist deceased
1882
Dimensions of the object
67,4 x 80,6 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1864 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Eugen Napoleon Neureuther, Aus Goethes "Hermann und Dorothea", 1864, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/wq4jEeQGWo (Last updated on 08.09.2020)

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