Beweinungsaltar: Beweinung Christi
Bartholomäus Bruyn d. Ä. (1493-1555)

Beweinungsaltar: Beweinung Christi,

um 1530/32 (oder nach 1535?)
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
113,9 x 78,5 cm
Not on display
Altdeutsche Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 115
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Bartholomäus Bruyn d. Ä., Beweinungsaltar: Beweinung Christi, um 1530/32 (oder nach 1535?), Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: (Last updated on 17.10.2023)
The central panel shows the moment after Christ is taken down from the cross; in the background the Entombment can be seen. The donor on the left-hand wing, Stephan Vell von Wevelinghoven (d. 1532), was dean and later provost in the monastery church of St Cunibert in Cologne; his nephew, Bernhard von Huchtenbroich (d. 1521), probably the figure on the right-hand wing, a canon in Xanten. The exterior panel paintings that have since been removed are now in the museum’s depot; two static wings are in St Cunibert’s. The sharp modelling and treatment of light reveal the influence of the Netherlandish Romanist Jan van Scorel in the ‘Lamentation’ altarpiece.