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Moonlit Scene with Castle Ruins
  • Carl Spitzweg
    born: Unterpfaffenhofen, Kingdom of Prussia (present-day Germany) ; died: Munich, Germany
  • Moonlit Scene with Castle Ruins, mid-late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 27.9 x 21.6 cm
    Canvas/Support: 11 x 8 1/2 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, E1
  • 1975.0056
Label Text

Figure in a ruins at night. Full-length figure standing in the foreground, bottom center. Stone ruins/rubble in the bottom right. Bare tree and ruins at left. Stone arch covered in foliage center with building with conical spires behind it in the background. In the top left corner are clouds with moonlight behind them.