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Ishtar Gate, Dragon of Marduk MushhushImage Details
Ishtar Gate, Dragon of Marduk Mushhush (31.25)

The Back Garden
The Back Garden

Photo ©2014, Detroit Institute of Arts

The Back Garden

Adolph von Menzel(German, 1815-1905)

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“The piece offers a calm oasis from daily life. It presents a relaxed, organizational planting scheme which adds to the garden's serenity. ”

Susan Garmhaus, Volunteer

Date
1850/1860
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
19 x 27 (48.3 x 68.6) Frame: 34 3/4 x 42 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. (88.3 x 108.6 x 10.8 cm)
Department
European Painting
Classification
Paintings
Credit
Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund and Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shelden III Fund
Accession No.
1991.172
Provenance
Berlin, Collection Paul Meyerheim, (1842-1915) (n.d.); Berlin, art market, 1950s; Zurich, Thomas Kessler, dealer, 1991, from whom purchased by the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1991.

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