Isle of the Dead  1880

by Arnold Böcklin

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800 [br]In 1880 Marie Berna, the American-born widow of a German diplomat, visited Böcklin in Florence, where she saw an unfinished first version of this painting (now Kunstmuseum Basel) on his easel. She commissioned the present canvas as a memorial to her husband, requesting the additions of the draped coffin and the shrouded fe...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art