(b. 1844, Munkács, d. 1900, Endenich)

Condemned Cell (The Convict)

Oil on wood, 88 x 116 cm
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, Budapest

The outlaw's life and figure was a major concern for Munkácsy ever since his childhood. It is known from his "Memoirs" that he suffered much during the years of apprenticeship and that he always wanted to see a living outlaw as a symbol of free life even if he had to wait for him under a table in the inn.

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