Mercury and Apollo, Odysseus and Bacchus are dazzling figures of antiquity. The exciting deeds of the Greco-Roman gods and heroes of ancient stories continue to inspire to this day.
Oil sketches of famous baroque artists fromRoycell collectionsimpressively illustrate scenes from myths and stories. Complex narratives of world literature are summarized in these colorful, small-format paintings.
For 60 years, the collection of Munich banker Wilhelm Reuschel (1893–1979), transferred to the Bavarian National Museum, is constantly present in the Baroque and Rococo department with 45 oil sketches.