Ophelia, Victor Müller
Victor Müller
Ophelia
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Victor Müller

Ophelia, ca. 1869


Dimensions
210.0 x 154.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1386
Acquisition
Acquired in 1905
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Commission Art: in 1868 Victor Müller signed a contract with the art publisher Bruckmann in Munich, which obliged him to contribute to a Shakespeare cycle. The paintings were to be sold and the reproductions offered for sale in a high edition at the same time. It was obvious that the artist had to meet the expectations of the conservative buyers. “This all would be a great shredding of feeling. Melancholy, elegiac, blasé, unhappy, in short: quite curious,” is how Müller ranted about his work. This was not the place for radical pictorial concepts.

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Basic Information

Title
Ophelia
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten rechts: Victor Müller. München

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1905

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • William Shakespeare: Hamlet, 4. Akt, Szene 7

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20.08.2019