Marienleben: Heimsuchung Mariae und der Stifter Johann von Hirtz
Meister des Marienlebens

Marienleben: Heimsuchung Mariae und der Stifter Johann von Hirtz,

1470er/80er Jahre
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
85,7 x 110 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 623
Acquisition
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Meister des Marienlebens, Marienleben: Heimsuchung Mariae und der Stifter Johann von Hirtz, 1470er/80er Jahre, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZKGPN3RxgA (Last updated on 24.07.2022)
The seven panels from St Mary’s Chapel in St Ursula’s in Cologne gave the master from Cologne his name of convenience. The unknown artist ran a highly productive workshop in Cologne that was esteemed for its stylistic proximity to Netherlandish art after Stefan Lochner’s death. An eighth panel is in the National Gallery in London. The genre-like ‘Nativity of Mary’ and the calm ‘Visitation’ scene, in which the donor, Johann von Hirtz (d. 1481), an alderman and mayor of Cologne several times, is depicted, are especially appealing.

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