5/16/11

Arnold Böcklin, The Isle of the Dead (Die Toteninsel) - The third version


Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Date: 1883
Technique: Oil on wood, 80 x 150 cm

The third version was painted in 1883 for Böcklin’s dealer Fritz Gurlitt. Beginning with this version, one of the burial chambers in the rocks on the right bears Böcklin's own initials: "A.B.".

Source 1

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