Landscape with Deer at Sunset, Anton Zwengauer
Anton Zwengauer
Landscape with Deer at Sunset
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Anton Zwengauer

Landscape with Deer at Sunset, 1847


Dimensions
83.0 x 110.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2349
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Too beautiful to be true: a pair of grazing deer, and behind them, a glowing evening sky whose colours are reflected in the quiet waters of a lake, lending the entire scene a magical atmosphere. Sunsets like this were the trademark of the Munich painter Anton Zwengauer. He had studied in his home town under the Nazarene artist Peter von Cornelius, but remains largely forgotten today. Drawn to the Romantic landscape tradition, Zwengauer superelevated nature, making it an object of reverence. This depiction looks strangely modern, almost like a model for a kitschy postcard.

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Title
Landscape with Deer at Sunset
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Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten links: Zwengauer 1847

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010

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Iconclass

Primary
  • 25HH2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) - HH - ideal landscapes
  • 24A2 sunset
  • 25F24(DEER) hoofed animals: deer
Secondary
  • 46C232 rowing-boat, canoe, etc.
  • 25G plants; vegetation

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20.08.2019