The Last Supper, Hans Holbein the Elder
Hans Holbein the Elder
The Last Supper
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Hans Holbein the Elder

The Last Supper, 1501


Dimensions
64.5 x 267.1 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on spruce
Inventory Number
LG 1
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Catholic Church Community in Frankfurt am Main since 1964
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Last Supper
Painter
Altar
Predella of the High Altarpiece of the Dominican Church in Frankfurt
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on spruce
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Dauerleihgabe des Gesamtverbands der Katholischen Kirchengemeinden in Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
On permanent loan from the Catholic Church Community in Frankfurt am Main since 1964

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 26,20-29
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 14,17-25
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 22,14-23
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 13,21-28

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73D24 Last Supper (in general) (Matthew 26:21-35; Mark 14:18-31; Luke 22:3, 22:15-23; John 13:21-38)
  • 11D3341 Christ with John the Evangelist leaning on his breast, 'Johannesminne', 'Christus-Johannes-Gruppe'
  • 73D242 Judas Iscariot is revealed as Christ's betrayer (communion of Judas)
Secondary
  • 41C3 laid table: table-ware, table-decoration, etc.
  • 41C322 mug, beaker, goblet
  • 41C621 bread, loaf
  • 41A7751 container made of plant material other than wood: basket

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29.09.2020