Ideal Spring Landscape, 1871
Öl auf Leinwand, 73,5 x 59,6 cm
1871 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Inv. Nr. 11527
Ideal Spring Landscape
The viewer is transported to the Renaissance age. Men and women are engaged in leisure pursuits in a park next to a villa. Schack stresses the ‘fabulous character’ of the painting, noting that, ‘as with some pictures by Giorgione, what it represents cannot actually be established. It is sufficient that it creates a poetic impression, appearing to us like a landscape we have seen in a beautiful dream’.