Moritz von Schwind
Knight Returning Home, um 1846
Öl auf Leinwand, 40,0 x 27,2 cm
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Inv. Nr. 11562
Knight Returning Home
Schwind painted many variations on scenes of departure and homecoming. In this example an aged knight is returning to his deserted castle. The subject recalls Ludwig Tieck¿s story of `fair Eckbert¿, who after years of roaming returned to his castle to find it empty.