Results 1 12921
Previous Next

Christmas Angel Bearing Scroll
Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Christmas Angel Bearing Scroll


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Heinrich Mücke, a student and later a professor at the Düsseldorf Academy, was born in Breslau (present-day Wroclaw, Poland). Like Eduard Bendemann, he executed a number of important royal and ecclesiastical commissions for wall paintings. Mücke was known for his deliberately archaizing treatment of religious subjects, which was meant to invoke what was seen as the purer piety of an earlier Christianity. A faint inscription on the scroll, "Ehre sei Gott in den Höhen und Friede auf Erden" (Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth), identifies the subject of this drawing as the angel announcing the birth of Christ to the shepherds (Luke 2:14). William Walters kept this drawing in an album that contained many works on sacred themes.
Exhibitions
  • German Drawings from the Walters Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010-2011.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1870 (?) [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] lower left: H. Mücke
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Period
1806-1891
Medium
pencil on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1376
Measurements
H: 9 5/16 x W: 7 1/2 in. (23.6 x 19.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

Tags


    Thumbnail: Christmas Angel Bearing Scroll
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Christmas Angel Bearing Scroll