The parable of the wise and foolish virgins, Wilhelm von Schadow
Wilhelm von Schadow
The parable of the wise and foolish virgins
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Schadow, Friedrich Wilhelm von: Das Gleichnis von den klugen und törichten Jungfrauen (Farbskizze), 1836-1837, Inv.-Nr. M 4569, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

Wilhelm von Schadow

The parable of the wise and foolish virgins


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271.5 x 391.0 cm
Inventory Number
895
Acquisition
Acquired in 1842 as commissioned work from the artist.
Status
Not exhibited

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The parable of the wise and foolish virgins
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© Städel Museum
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Acquired in 1842 as commissioned work from the artist.

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Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Genesis 3,1-6
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Genesis 22,1-18
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 25,1-13
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 12,35-37
Associated Source
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 25,31-46

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  • 73C8412 when the bridegroom arrives, all wake up and the foolish virgins ask the wise virgins oil for their lamps
  • 73C8413 the wise virgins are let into the house with the bridegroom (Christ); the foolish virgins are shut out

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01.07.2019