Nativity and Naming of St. John the Baptist, Dutch Master around 1510, after Rogier van der Weyden
Dutch Master around 1510 and Rogier van der Weyden
Nativity and Naming of St. John the Baptist
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Rogier van der Weyden: Johannesaltar, um 1455, Mischtechnik auf Eichenholz, 3 Tafeln je 78,7 x 49,2 cm, Inv.-Nr. 534B, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Gemäldegalerie

Dutch Master around 1510
afterRogier van der Weyden

Nativity and Naming of St. John the Baptist, ca. 1510


Dimensions
44.7 x 27.5 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Inventory Number
878
Object Number
878A
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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  • 01:52
    Focus on cultural history

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Nativity and Naming of St. John the Baptist
Painter
Inventor
Altar
St. John Altarpiece (after Rogier van der Weyden)
Part Number / Total
1 / 3
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 1,57-63
  • Die Legenda aurea des Jacobus de Voragine, übersetzt von Richard Benz, Heidelberg 1984, S. 411-413

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73A141 naming of John the Baptist; Zacharias writing John's name
  • 42A22 visiting the new mother, lying-in visit
Secondary
  • 48C145(+74221) architectural settings in paintings, sculptures, etc. (+ Gothic art)
  • 48C162(+32) arch, archivolt ~ architecture (+ sculpture)
  • 73A11 annunciation of the birth of John the Baptist to Zacharias: while he is offering incense in the temple an angel (Gabriel) appears to him
  • 73A111 Zacharias speechless before the people
  • 73A42 marriage of Mary and Joseph, 'Sposalizio': they are married by the high priest
  • 73A523 the Annunciation: Mary kneeling
  • 73A623 Mary and Elisabeth shaking hands
  • 73B23 adoration of the Christ-child by Mary and Joseph
  • 11H(JUDE THADDAEUS)9 the apostle Jude Thaddaeus; possible attributes: book, club, halberd, scroll - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(PHILIP)9 the apostle Philip; possible attributes: book, cross, dish with snake, lance, scroll, stone, sword - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(THOMAS)9 the apostle Thomas; possible attributes: book, chalice, girdle, heart, lance or spear, scroll, square, stones - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(BARTHOLOMEW)9 the apostle Bartholomew; possible attributes: book, devil or dragon at feet, knife, scroll, flayed skin, staff - portrait of male saint

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