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The Entrance of Charlemagne into Pavia

Artist:
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (German, Leipzig 1794–1872 Dresden)
Date:
1840
Medium:
Black chalk, graphite, brown watercolor washes, red chalk, red chalk washes. Squared for transfer in graphite with numerical indications of vertical divisions at the lower edge.
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 1/4 x 25 3/4 in. (46.3 x 65.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation Gift, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.85
Not on view
Schnorr von Carolsfeld was a leading member of the Nazarenes, a group of Northern artists who favored biblical and erudite literary themes and adopted a clear, linear manner reminiscent of that of their Renaissance idols. This large, highly finished sheet was a study for a wall painting in the Munich Residenz, destroyed in World War II. The subject is the military victory of Charles the Great over the Lombards in 774.
Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 26, 2004–July 25, 2004.

Carmen C. Bambach, Elizabeth E. Barker, Colta Ives, Nadine Orenstein, Michiel C. Plomp, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2002-2003." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 61, no. 2, Autumn 2003, p. 32, ill.



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