Virgin and Child and a Donor Presented by Saint Thomas, Master of Grossgmain
Master of Grossgmain
Virgin and Child and a Donor Presented by Saint Thomas
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Virgin and Child and a Donor Presented by Saint Thomas, 1483


Dimensions
88.5 x 52.7 x min. 0.7 cm
maximum depth
0.7 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on limewood
Inventory Number
LG 68
Acquisition
On permanent loan from a private collector since 2003
Status
On display

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About the Work

A man in black robes kneels before the throne of the Virgin Mary. He is being recommended by the apostle Thomas, presumably his patron saint. The Christ Child turns trustingly towards the worshipper. The scene is set in an interior whose coloration lends it a strangely abstract character. A window in the background opens onto a river landscape. The painting was presumably once part of an epitaph. The original frame of this commemorative panel – since lost – will have been inscribed with various details about the work and its patron.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Virgin and Child and a Donor Presented by Saint Thomas
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on limewood
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Datiert auf dem gemalten Pergamentblatt an der Wand: 1483
(sonst weder Rubrik noch Text lesbar)

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
On permanent loan from a private collector since 2003

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11F42 Madonna: Mary sitting or enthroned, the Christ-child in her lap (or in front of her bosom) (Mary sometimes represented half-length)
  • 11F713 Christ-child looking towards saint(s) or donor(s) ~ Madonna-representations
  • 11H(THOMAS) the apostle Thomas; possible attributes: book, chalice, girdle, heart, lance or spear, scroll, square, stones
Secondary

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06.08.2019