Wanderer in the Storm

Artist: Julius von Leypold (German, Dresden 1806–1874 Niederlößnitz)

Date: 1835

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 16 3/4 x 22 1/4 in. (42.5 x 56.5 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 2008

Accession Number: 2008.7


The figure of a wanderer in an untamed natural setting personified restless yearning for the German Romantics. Man’s loneliness and nature’s transience, themes clearly stated in this picture, find direct parallels in the works of the painter Caspar David Friedrich and the composer Franz Schubert, notably his song cycle Die Winterreise, or Winter Journey (1827).