St. John Altarpiece (after Rogier van der Weyden), Dutch Master around 1510, nach Rogier van der Weyden
Dutch Master around 1510 and Rogier van der Weyden
St. John Altarpiece (after Rogier van der Weyden)
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Rogier van der Weyden: Der Johannesaltar, um 1455, Eichenholz, je Tafel 78,7 x 49,2 cm, Inv. Nr. 534B, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Dutch Master around 1510
nachRogier van der Weyden

St. John Altarpiece (after Rogier van der Weyden), ca. 1510


Geburt und Namengebung Johannes' d. T.
44.7 x 27.5 x 0.4 cm
Taufe Christi
45.1 x 27.9 x 0.4 cm
Enthauptung des Täufers
45.2 x 28.0 x 0.4 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Inventory Number
878
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840/41
Status
On display

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  • 01:52
    Focus on cultural history

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
St. John Altarpiece (after Rogier van der Weyden)
Painter
Inventor
Parts
Nativity and Naming of St. John the Baptist
Baptism of Christ
Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840/41

Work Content

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Primary
  • 73A1 story of the birth and youth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5-25, 1:57-80)
  • 73C1 story of John the Baptist (Matthew 3; Mark 1:4-11; Luke 3:1-22; John 1:19-34)
  • 73A141 naming of John the Baptist; Zacharias writing John's name
  • 42A22 visiting the new mother, lying-in visit
  • 73C12 John the Baptist baptizing
  • 73C121(+3) baptism of Christ in the river Jordan: John the Baptist pouring out water on Christ's head: the Holy Ghost descends (+ angel(s))
  • 73C121(+11) baptism of Christ in the river Jordan: John the Baptist pouring out water on Christ's head: the Holy Ghost descends (+ God the Father)
  • 73C1334 Salome is given the head of John the Baptist by the executioner
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
  • 73A142 Zacharias praising the Lord
  • 73A181 John the Baptist praying and meditating
  • 73C221 'command these stones to become loaves of bread' ~ temptation of Christ in the wilderness
  • 73C222 'throw yourself down' (from the temple) ~ temptation of Christ in the wilderness
  • 73C223 'all these will I give you' (= the glory of the world) ~ temptation of Christ in the wilderness
  • 73C112 John the Baptist disputing
  • 73C113 John the Baptist identifies Christ as the Lamb of God ('Ecce Agnus Dei') (John 1:29, 1:36)
  • 73C131 John the Baptist reproaches Herod (Herod Antipas) and Herodias
  • 73C132 John the Baptist arrested and imprisoned
  • 73C1321 John the Baptist in prison
  • 73C133 Salome dancing during the banquet of Herod
  • 11I3 the twelve apostles (as a group), usually with books or scrolls (not in biblical context)
  • 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
  • 11H(PETER)9 the apostle Peter, first bishop of Rome; possible attributes: book, cock, (upturned) cross, (triple) crozier, fish, key, scroll, ship, tiara - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(ANDREW)9 the apostle Andrew; possible attributes: book, X-shaped cross, fish, fishing-net, rope, scroll - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(JAMES THE GREAT)9 the apostle James the Great; possible attributes: book, pilgrim's cloak, hat, shell, staff, and wallet, scroll, sword - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(JOHN)9 the apostle John the Evangelist; possible attributes: book, cauldron, chalice with snake, eagle, palm, scroll - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(PAUL)9 the apostle Paul of Tarsus; possible attributes: book, scroll, sword - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(SIMON)9 the apostle Simon Zelotes (or Simon the Canaanite); possible attributes: book, saw, scroll - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(JAMES THE LESS)9 the apostle James the Less, first bishop of Jerusalem; possible attributes: book, fuller's club, scroll - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(MATTHEW)9 the apostle and evangelist Matthew (Mattheus); possible attributes: angel, axe, book, halberd, pen and inkhorn, purse, scroll, square, sword - portrait of male saint

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