Der hl. Lukas zeichnet die Madonna
Rogier van der Weyden (Nachfolger) (1399-1464)

Der hl. Lukas zeichnet die Madonna,

nach 1484
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
138,6 x 111,5 cm
AP OG Saal I
Inventory number
WAF 1188
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée – seit 1923 Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Rogier van der Weyden(Nachfolger), Der hl. Lukas zeichnet die Madonna, nach 1484, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: (Last updated on 24.07.2024)
Luke drops onto his knees as he draws the Virgin Mary with a silverpoint: the work of the artist depicted as a form of prayer. In the eighth century icons shrouded in legends associated with the Evangelist already existed. As Luke was the patron saint of painters’ guilds a whole professional branch was able to see itself reflected in such depictions that decorated many a guild chapel. Four versions of this painting are known. The original was created ca. 1435/36 and is now in Boston (Museum of Fine Arts).

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