King Ludwig I Surrounded by Scholars and Artists Views Sculptures & Paintings.
19th c German Romantic Realist Painting
Wilhelm von KAULBACH
(Arolsen, Oct 15 1805 - April 7 1874, Munich)
Oil on canvas
Munich. Neue Pinakothek.
One of 19 designs for murals commissioned by Ludwig I to decorate the exterior of his Munich museum the Neue Pinakothek. The large-scale exterior frescoes glorified Ludwig for his patronage and artistic policy. Full title: King Ludwig I Surrounded by Scholars and Artists Descends from the Throne to View Sculptures and Paintings Presented to Him.