Maria als Schmerzensmutter
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

Maria als Schmerzensmutter,

1495/98
Material / Technology / Carrier
Kiefernholz (Pinus sp.)
Dimensions of the object
110 x 43,6 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IV
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
709
Acquisition
1803/04 als Säkularisationsgut aus Kloster Benediktbeuren
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Albrecht Dürer, Maria als Schmerzensmutter, 1495/98, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Pdxz0KvGw5 (Last updated on 29.09.2022)
The ‘Mother of Sorrows’ is the earliest painting in the Dürer collection in Munich. Together with seven scenes depicting the ‘Sorrows of the Virgin’ (Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen), this fragment was once part of a large panel painting measuring 188.5 by 136 centimetres, probably painted for Frederick the Wise for the palace church in Wittenberg. It was sawn into sections in the sixteenth century. The cropped shell, of which the edge is still recognisable, is one of the earliest Renaissance motifs to be found north of the Alps.

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