Johann ENDER

Vienna 1793 - 1854 Vienna

 

Diomedes and Aeneas

 

titled on the left lower edge: Diomed et Aneas ,

signed and dated: Johann Ender 1814

 

pen and brown ink, washed, 38,2 x 48 cm

 

In Homer's Iliad, Aeneas is a Trojan prince and leader of the Dardan allied with Troy. He is, according to Hector, the bravest warrior on the side of the Trojans. He is badly wounded in the fight with Diomedes - he kneels wounded on the ground. His mother tries to save him. In doing so, Apollo helps her, enveloping them both in a fog so they can escape to Troy. Ender shows the dramatic moment when Diomedes tries to kill his wounded adversary. Behind is an anonymous mass of warriors.

In der Albertina, Wien, befinden sich mehrere mythologische Zeichnungen aus der römischen und griechischen Geschichte, die jedoch aus der Zeit nach der Akademie stammen. Sie zeigen nicht mehr diese starke Dynamik. Johann Ender studierte ab 1807 an der Wiener Akademie (bei Hubert Maurer, J. B. Lampi, Franz Caučig).

price: 9.800 €

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