Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Project for a Room for King Ludwig II (1854–1886) of Bavaria

Gyula Benczúr (Hungarian, Nyíregyháza 1844–1920 Dolány)
Oil on canvas
30 3/4 x 39 1/2 in. (78.1 x 100.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Frederick Loeser, 1890
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (bottom left): Benczúr.
Frederick Loeser, Brooklyn, N.Y. (until 1890)
Burlington, Vt. Robert Hull Fleming Museum. "Fourteen Original Oil Paintings Loaned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City," November–December 1934, no. 1 (as "The Gala Room of Ludwig of Bavaria").

New Haven. Yale University Art Gallery. "Portraits of Interiors," October 19–November 20, 1955, no. 3 (as "Gala Room of Ludwig of Bavaria").

Prof. Dr. Ernst Gall. Letter to Claus Virch. November 22, 1955, doubts that this painting depicts an existing room, suggesting that it may be a project for a room for Ludwig of Bavaria.

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