Hamlet and Horatio in the Churchyard, Victor Müller
Victor Müller
Hamlet and Horatio in the Churchyard
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Victor Müller

Hamlet and Horatio in the Churchyard, 1868


Dimensions
212.0 x 154.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1258
Acquisition
Acquired in 1894
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

An art commission: in 1868 Victor Müller signed a contract with Bruckmann, the Munich art publishers, concerning his involvement in a Shakespeare cycle. The paintings were to be sold and their reproductions distributed at the same time in large numbers via the trade. It was obvious that the artist would have to meet the expectations of the conservative purchasing sector. "The overall result is a vast excess of emotions. Melancholy, elegiac, smug, unhappy: in short, decidedly weird," complained Müller about his work. This was not the right place for radical picture solutions.

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Title
Hamlet and Horatio in the Churchyard
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten rechts: Victor Müller.

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1894

Work Content

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Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • William Shakespeare: Hamlet, 5. Akt, Szene 1

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20.08.2019