Wings of an Altarpiece from the Private Chapel of the Stalburg in Frankfurt, Master of the Stalburg Portraits
Master of the Stalburg Portraits
Wings of an Altarpiece from the Private Chapel of the Stalburg in Frankfurt
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Master of the Stalburg Portraits

Wings of an Altarpiece from the Private Chapel of the Stalburg in Frankfurt, 1504


Trauernde Maria
188.4 x 56.3 x 2.5 cm
Christus als Schmerzensmann
187.9 x 56.3 x 2.0 cm
Bildnis des Claus Stalburg
188.5 x 56.1 x 0.3 cm
Bildnis der Margarete Stalburg
188.4 x 56.3 x 0.3 cm
Physical Description
Mixed media on pine
Inventory Number
SG 1142; SG 1143; 845; 846
Acquisition
Acquired in 1833 (Inv. No. 845, 846) and in 1953 (Inv. No. SG 1142, SG 1143)
Status
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About the Work

In 1504 a Frankfurt painter executed an ensemble unique for its time to grace the domestic chapel of the Stalburg family. Claus Stalburg – known as ‘the Rich’ – and his wife had themselves depicted full-length and almost life-size on the inner sides of two wings originally flanking a central panel of the Crucifixion (destroyed by fire in 1813). The traditional medieval donor’s portrait type has here been adopted for the prestige purposes of a leading patrician family; with the full-length format, it was a pictorial convention more usually reserved for the aristocracy.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Wings of an Altarpiece from the Private Chapel of the Stalburg in Frankfurt
Painter
Panel exterior
The Virgin Mary Mourning
Christ as Man of Sorrows
Panel interior
Portrait of Claus Stalburg (1469–1524)
Portrait of Margarete Stalburg, née vom Rhein (1484–1550)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed media on pine
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 1833 (Inv. No. 845, 846) and in 1953 (Inv. No. SG 1142, SG 1143)

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11F the Virgin Mary
  • 73D72 the mourning over the dead Christ
  • 11G angels
  • 73D732 whole figure, sitting or standing of the Man of Sorrows
  • 11D12 the cross ~ symbols of Christ
  • 61B2(STALBURG, Claus)11(+55) historical person (STALBURG, Claus) - historical person (STALBURG, Claus) portrayed alone (+ full length portrait)
  • 61BB2(STALBURG, Margarete)11(+55) historical person (STALBURG, Margarete) - BB - woman - historical person (STALBURG, Margarete) portrayed alone (+ full length portrait)
  • 11(+5) Christian religion (+ donor(s), supplicant(s), whether or not with patron saint(s))
Secondary

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20.05.2020