Johannesaltar: Johannes auf Patmos

Johannesaltar: Johannes auf Patmos

Dating
1518
More about this artwork
This winged altarpiece shows St. John's vision at Patmos, the mystery of Revelation (Apocalypse). St. Erasmus is depicted on the left wing and St. Martin on the right. A fancifully arranged, tropical landscape stretches over all three panels. Burgkmair's familiarity with the vegetation probably stems from various printed works of the time or perhaps from the Fugger gardens. During the early 17th century the retable was partially altered; several of these changes are covered by the broad frame. Erasmus' garment and the apparition of the Virgin were repainted.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
685
Birth year of the artist
1473
Year the artist deceased
1531
Dimensions of the object
153,1 x 127,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Tannenholz (Abies sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
Vor 1630 durch Kurfürst Maximilian I. erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Hans Burgkmair d. Ä., Johannesaltar: Johannes auf Patmos, 1518, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/2mxqY7Nx8b (Last updated on 04.03.2021)

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