|Winter Landscape with Hunter 1863. Derelict monastery in the background suggests it was somewhere between Brocken and Stuttgart with Thüringer Wald being the most likely location.|
|Sledging 1867. The spruce trees suggest this image was from the Black Forest or Prussia.|
|A large winter landscape with horses and cart 1863|
If you look at Munthe's paintings for a while longer you get a sense of incredible endurance. Remember, Munthe was a contemporary of Frederich Nietzsche, both men born and dying within a few years of each other. Nietzsche coined the term "That which does not kill us makes us stronger"
The trees have been battered by wind, lightning and ice and yet they endure. Stags are a frequent feature of Munthe paintings and can be interpreted as annual rebirth (antlers), either Christian resurrection or pagan springtime.
|Ice skating at sunset. The wooden shoes of the couple on the right side of the image suggest this was painted in the Low-lands.|