Two altarpiece wings with the Martyrdom of the Apostles, Stefan Lochner
Stefan Lochner
Two altarpiece wings with the Martyrdom of the Apostles
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Stefan Lochner: Weltgericht (wahrscheinlich zugehörige Mitteltafel), nach 1435, Mischtechnik auf Eichenholz, 124 x 172 cm, Inv.-Nr. wrm 66, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Köln

Stefan Lochner: zwei Flügelbilder, links die hll. Antonius Eremita, Papst Cornelius, Maria Magdalena mit Stifter; rechts die hll. Katharina, Hubertus, Quirinus von Neuss mit Stifter (abgespaltene Flügelaußenseiten), nach 1435, Mischtechnik auf Nussbaumholz, 120 x 80,6 u. 120 x 80,4 cm, Inv.-Nr. WAF 501 u. WAF 502, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Alte Pinakothek, München

Stefan Lochner

Two altarpiece wings with the Martyrdom of the Apostles, after 1435

121 x 163.1 x 8.3 cm
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Mixed technique on walnut
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Acquired in 1830
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 3


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Stefan Lochner is fifteenth-century Cologne’s most important painter. These two altarpiece wings were once in the city’s Church of St Lawrence. What were originally their outer sides are now in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. They probably once formed a retable with the ‘Last Judgement’ at the Cologne Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. The Frankfurt panels testify as much to Lochner’s ingenious staging as to his obsession with realistic detail. In the case of the martyrdoms, he does not shy away even from the depiction of shocking cruelty – one need only consider, for example, the flaying of Bartholomew.

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Kunst|Stück – Stefan Lochner: Die Apostelmartyrien
Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Stefan Lochner: Die Apostelmartyrien (um 1435), Städel Museum Frankfurt.

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