Vier Apostel: Hll. Johannes Ev. und Petrus

Vier Apostel: Hll. Johannes Ev. und Petrus

Dating
1526
More about this artwork
Four larger-than-life size figures are depicted on these two panels: John, Peter, Mark and Paul. Incorporated into the painting at their feet is a narrow band with inscriptions, which contains an admonition to the "temporal regents" to respect the words of the Bible and to beware of the temptations of "false prophets". This "warning" is supported with quotes from biblical writings of the depicted Apostles, which can basically only be understood when considered together with the Reformation that came to Nuremberg in 1525. The caution is directed at the Council of the Free City of Nuremberg, to whom Dürer gave these panels.
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Inventory Number
545
Birth year of the artist
1471
Year the artist deceased
1528
Dimensions of the object
212,8 x 76,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
Aus der Kammergalerie Kurfürst Maximilians I.; bis 1627 Rathaus zu Nürnberg
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Albrecht Dürer, Vier Apostel: Hll. Johannes Ev. und Petrus, 1526, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/apG9BRn4Zn (Last updated on 10.01.2020)

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