The Nibelungen's End - The Death of Kriemhild

A work made of graphite and brush and brown washes on tan laid paper, with added strip of tan wove paper at top (restoration), laid down on brown wove paper.
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  • A work made of graphite and brush and brown washes on tan laid paper, with added strip of tan wove paper at top (restoration), laid down on brown wove paper.

Date:

1845

Artist:

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
German, 1794-1874

About this artwork

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld’s Nibelungen’s End—the Death of Kriemhild is one of several studies for an extensive fresco cycle for King Ludwig I of Bavaria’s Royal Palace in Munich. Ludwig’s prominent commission had a nationalistic bent and revived medieval German historical literature. Like Joseph Ritter von Führich’s Genoveva, the medieval Nibelungen poem centered on a female character, in this case the powerfully vengeful Kriemhild, and was adapted into an opera. Indeed, Richard Wagner started his Ring Cycle in 1848, three years after the date of this dramatic drawing.

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Artist

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Title

The Nibelungen's End - The Death of Kriemhild

Origin

Germany

Date

1845

Medium

Graphite and brush and brown washes on tan laid paper, with added strip of tan wove paper at top (restoration), laid down on brown wove paper

Dimensions

504 x 638 mm (primary support); 620 x 685 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1024

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