Moritz von Schwind
Rübezahl, um 1845
Öl auf Leinwand, 64,4 x 39,5 cm
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Inv. Nr. 11583
Rübezahl was a mountain spirit thought to inhabit the forests of the Riesengebirge. Though capricious and impetuous, he helped those who fell into difficulty through no fault of their own. Johann Karl August Musäus¿s anthology Volksmährchen der Deutschen (Fairytales of the Germans) spread knowledge of this figure of Silesian legend throughout the German-speaking world.