Hans Wertinger

Crucifixion with Attendant Saints and Donor

Crucifixion with Attendant Saints and Donor
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Author: Hans Wertinger
Painting, Oil on panel, 53x82 cm
Origin: Germany, First third of the 16th century

Kneeling in his rich gold-embroidered robes is Philipp Wittelsbach , a major figure in the Reformation, son of the Elector of Pfalz, Bishop of Freising and Administrator of Naumburg. Behind the donor we see his patron St Philip with a cross and opposite, the Apostle Peter with his huge keys. The light colouring creates a joyous mood and gives the scene something of a secular character. A clear interest in nature reveals the influence of the artists of the Dunai school, creators of a landscape genre in European painting.

Personage: Christ
Style: Renaissance
Source of entry: via the State Museum Fund from the collection of A. K. Rudanovsky, 1919
Theme: The Bible and Christianity
Exibition: German Art: 15th - 18th centuries

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