Marientod-Altar: Die hll. Nicasius und Georg mit den Stiftern Nicasius und Georg Hackeney
Außenseite: Hll. Anna Selbdritt und Christophorus
Joos van Cleve (1511-1540)

Marientod-Altar: Die hll. Nicasius und Georg mit den Stiftern Nicasius und Georg Hackeney Außenseite: Hll. Anna Selbdritt und Christophorus,

um 1515/1523
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
131,9 x 73,8 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 151
Acquisition
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Joos van Cleve, Marientod-Altar: Die hll. Nicasius und Georg mit den Stiftern Nicasius und Georg Hackeney Außenseite: Hll. Anna Selbdritt und Christophorus, um 1515/1523, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/OrLb5Plx1V (Last updated on 20.07.2022)
Joos van Cleve stages this scene as a lesson for a ‘Good Death’, presupposed by the means of grace in the Christian Church. As one of the eminent families in Cologne, the Hackeneys were donors of the Renaissance rood screen in St Maria im Kapitol (1523), in front of which this retable was placed. It is known that Nicasius Hackeney (d. 1518) had already died, and presumably also his brother Georg (d. before 1524), before it was made. Behind the donors and their wives stand each of their patron saints. St Gudula with the lantern represents Nicasius’ first wife, Guetgin van Merle, who died during the Plague of 1502. A smaller version of the altarpiece can be found in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne.

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