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 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)
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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.

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14.05.2024