The Entrance of Charlemagne into Pavia

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld German

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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.

The Entrance of Charlemagne into Pavia, 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

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