Marientod-Altar: Die hll. Christina und Gudula mit Christina und Sibilla Hackeney
Außenseite: Hll. Sebastian und Rochus
Joos van Cleve (1511-1540)

Marientod-Altar: Die hll. Christina und Gudula mit Christina und Sibilla Hackeney Außenseite: Hll. Sebastian und Rochus,

um 1515/1523
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
132,1 x 73 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 152
Acquisition
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Joos van Cleve, Marientod-Altar: Die hll. Christina und Gudula mit Christina und Sibilla Hackeney Außenseite: Hll. Sebastian und Rochus, um 1515/1523, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/QKGBPW8xBb (Last updated on 28.11.2022)
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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