Moritz von Schwind
The Captive Princess (Love Fulfilled), um 1860/63
Öl auf Leinwand, 106,3 x 60,5 cm
1863 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Inv. Nr. 11582
The Captive Princess (Love Fulfilled)
Schwind's Romantic vision shows a knight dreaming at dusk of a princess in chains who is guarded by an armed giant. It is his duty as a knight to free the young woman. No literary source exists for this subject, which Schwind had first depicted in 1822 in a drawing.