Leopold Schmutzler

Salome,

oil on cardboard, c. 1905

 

Leopold Schmutzler (Mies 1864-1940 Munich)

"Salome"

(Actress Lili Marberg in Oscar Wilde's Salome)

circa 1905

oil on cardboard

139 x 95 cm

signed upper left: Leop. Schmutzler

The Daulton Collection


This is Schmutzler's most famous painting.


In 1903, Oscar Wilde's one-act play, Salome, was first performed in Munich and remained on the program for 5 years.  The title role was played by the actress Lili Marberg (1876-1962); she was painted in this role by various painters, including Leopold Schmutzler whose painting caused a sensation. 



Leopold Schmutzler (Mies 1864-1940 Munich)

"Salome"

(Actress Lili Marberg in Oscar Wilde's Salome)

1919

charcoal or chalk on paper

58,7 x 39,3 cm

signed and dated lower right: L.Schmutzler 1919/XII

The Daulton Collection


The above drawing is apparently a copy of his masterpiece that Schmutzler made for a collector about fifteen years after the original oil.

Unidentified Photographer
Lili Marberg as Salome in Oscar Wilde's play Salome
vintage photo postcard
first quarter 20th century
The Daulton Collection

 

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