Tafel eines Diptychons: Maria im Rosenhag

Tafel eines Diptychons: Maria im Rosenhag

Artist
Hans Memling
Dating
um 1480/90
More about this artwork
Angels surround the Virgin Mary and her child and are playing music for them in a hortus conclusus. Jesus eagerly takes the apple they proffer him. This can be seen as a reference to Christ’s future suffering. The peaceful scene reflected in the armour worn by St George, who is accompanying the donor, is a device Netherlandish painters liked to employ to demonstrate their artistic skills. This small winged altarpiece was used for private devotional prayer while illustrating it at the same time.

Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Inventory Number
680
Birth year of the artist
1435
Year the artist deceased
1494
Dimensions of the object
43,3 x 31,1 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Origin
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Hans Memling, Tafel eines Diptychons: Maria im Rosenhag, um 1480/90, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/5RGQzo14z3 (Last updated on 21.02.2022)

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