Moritz von Schwind
Steeds Guided to a Watering Place by a Hermit, um 1850
Öl auf Eichenholz, 47 x 38,8 cm
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Inv. Nr. 11578
Steeds Guided to a Watering Place by a Hermit
The space in Schwind's compositions is often bounded at the rear by tall rocks, leaving the figures to occupy a narrow area in front. The hermit in this example, his hood drawn over his head, is barely visible between the two horses. A second figure appears further back on the right, in the shade of a cave. He is probably a knight who has taken refuge in the hermitage.