Geburt Mariae

Geburt Mariae

Dating
1520/25
More about this artwork
Altdorfer sets this scene in a church. The large ring of angels dancing around the pillars opens up the complexly structured space. The painting may have served as a lively illustration for an altarpiece dedicated to St Anne. The shell-like vaulted apses reflect the contemporary architecture of the time. The later municipal architect of Regensburg was familiar with such designs and would certainly have known of Hans Hieber’s plans for the new pilgrimage church dedicated to the ‘Beautiful Virgin’.
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Inventory Number
5358
Birth year of the artist
1482
Year the artist deceased
1538
Dimensions of the object
140,7 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
1816 aus Salzburg
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Albrecht Altdorfer, Geburt Mariae, 1520/25, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Y0GRkV64RX (Last updated on 04.03.2022)

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