"Ecce agnus dei"
Dieric Bouts d. Ä. (1410-1475)

"Ecce agnus dei",

um 1462/64
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
53,8 x 41,2 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
15192
Acquisition
1989 mit Unterstützung der Kulturstiftung der Länder angekauft
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Dieric Bouts d. Ä., "Ecce agnus dei", um 1462/64, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/gR4k5NJLEe (Last updated on 21.02.2022)
When John the Baptist was standing on the bank of the Jordan preaching, he saw Jesus and proclaimed: “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). After this, the first disciples turned to Jesus. The unknown donor is also instructed by John to follow Christ. This notion is central to the Devotio moderna, a religious movement that spread throughout Europe in the fifteenth century. The subtlety and quality of the painting characterise this work as one of the artist’s undisputed masterpieces.

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