Hero und Leander

Hero und Leander

Dating
1863
More about this artwork
The tragic tale of the lovers Hero and Leander has been told and retold countless times since classical antiquity. Guided by a light from his beloved¿s tower, Leander swam across the Hellespont every night to visit her. One night the flame was extinguished by a storm and Leander drowned. When Hero saw his body washed ashore she threw herself into the sea in despair. Schiller made the story the subject of a poem, while the Austrian playwright Franz Grillparzer turned it into the tragedy Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen (The Waves of Sea and of Love).
Inventory Number
11575
Birth year of the artist
1804
Year the artist deceased
1871
Dimensions of the object
107,1 x 60,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1863 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Moritz von Schwind, Hero und Leander, 1863, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/y7GE1mOGPV (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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