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Moritz von Schwind

Artist (Austria)
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Moritz von Schwind was an Austrian painter whose first contact with painting was in Munich when he met the painter Julius Schnorr in 1828. In 1834 he received the commission for the wall decorations of King Ludwig’s palace, depicting works of the poet Tieck. During his life he often painted poetic themes such as "Cupid and Psyche" in Leipzig or "Seven Ravens" (1857) from Grimm’s fairy stories. His art was influenced by Peter von Cornelius. Together with Carl Spitzweg he is considered one of the most significant artists of late Romanticism. He also created several book illustrations. One of his well known paintings is "The Honeymoon" or "Hochzeitsreise" (1867).