Munkácsy in independent exhibition at St Petersburg Hermitage
An independent exhibition of 19th century realist painter Mihály Munkácsy‘s work will be shown at St. Petersburg’s Hermitage between April 24 and July 29, organisers of the show said on Monday.
The show features world famous works by the artist such as the Woman Carrying Brushwood, the portrait of Franz Liszt and a smaller version of his monumental Golgotha trilogy and the Yawning Apprentice.
Most of the 65 works are property of the Hungarian National Gallery, while 20 come from private collector Imre Pakh, they said.
Mihály Munkácsy (1844-1900) was born in Munkács (Munkachevo, Ukraine) as Michael Leo Lieb.
He lived and studied in Budapest, Duesseldorf and Paris, where his realistic portraits and landscapes, as well as genre paintings often depicting life in Hungary, received worldwide recognition. His pictures are today shown in museums such as the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the New York Metropolitan Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
As we wrote before, Hungarian-born American art collector Imre Pakh said he had no intention of selling Golgotha, a monumental painting by the Hungarian 19th century master Mihály Munkácsy that the state of Hungary has eyed for years.