Wanderer in the Storm

Julius von Leypold German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 807

The figure of a wanderer in an untamed natural setting personified restless yearning for the German Romantics. Man’s loneliness and nature’s transience, themes clearly stated in this picture, find direct parallels in the works of the painter Caspar David Friedrich and the composer Franz Schubert, notably his song cycle Die Winterreise, or Winter Journey (1827).

Wanderer in the Storm, Julius von Leypold (German, Dresden 1806–1874 Niederlößnitz), Oil on canvas

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