Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (German, Leipzig 1794–1872 Dresden)
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.
sheet: 18 1/4 x 25 3/4 in. (46.3 x 65.4 cm)
Purchase, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation Gift, 2003
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.
Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (German, Leipzig 1794–1872 Dresden)Date: ca. 1811–17Medium: Pen and black ink, brush and watercolor. Framing lines in pen and black ink and brown watercolor.Accession: 2007.102On view in:Not on view