Die hll. Erasmus und Mauritius
Matthias Grünewald (Mathis Gothart-Nithart) (1475-1528)

Die hll. Erasmus und Mauritius,

um 1520/24
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia spec.)
Dimensions of the object
226 x 176 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
1044
Acquisition
1814 aus der Schlossgalerie Aschaffenburg; bis 1540 Stiftskirche Halle, seit 1836 in der Alten Pinakothek
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Matthias Grünewald (Mathis Gothart-Nithart), Die hll. Erasmus und Mauritius, um 1520/24, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/y7GE1yeGPV (Last updated on 04.03.2022)
The martyrdom of Saint Erasmus (d. 303), the Bishop of Antioch, under Emperor Diocletian was particularly gruesome: his bowels were ripped out of his body using a windlass. St Maurice suffered his martyrdom as the leader of the Theban Legion. Albrecht of Brandenburg (1490–1545), the archbishop of Magdeburg, administrator of Halberstadt, and the archbishop and elector of Mainz, commissioned this panel for the Neue Stift in Halle. St Erasmus shows his characteristic traits. The painting was transferred to Aschaffenburg during the Reformation.

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