Beweinungsaltar: Hl. Stephanus mit dem Stifter Stephan Vell von Wevelinghoven
Bartholomäus Bruyn d. Ä. (1493-1555)

Beweinungsaltar: Hl. Stephanus mit dem Stifter Stephan Vell von Wevelinghoven,

um 1530/32
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
113,8 x 32,9 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 117
Acquisition
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Bartholomäus Bruyn d. Ä., Beweinungsaltar: Hl. Stephanus mit dem Stifter Stephan Vell von Wevelinghoven, um 1530/32, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/M0xyBgwLpl (Last updated on 24.08.2023)
The central panel shows the moment after Christ is taken down from the cross; in the background the Entombment can be seen. The donor on the left-hand wing, Stephan Vell von Wevelinghoven (d. 1532), was dean and later provost in the monastery church of St Cunibert in Cologne; his nephew, Bernhard von Huchtenbroich (d. 1521), probably the figure on the right-hand wing, a canon in Xanten. The exterior panel paintings that have since been removed are now in the museum’s depot; two static wings are in St Cunibert’s. The sharp modelling and treatment of light reveal the influence of the Netherlandish Romanist Jan van Scorel in the ‘Lamentation’ altarpiece.