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Altarpiece with scenes from the life of the Virgin

Date:
1548
Geography:
Made in Franconia, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Tempera, oil and gilding on pine
Dimensions:
Overall (closed): 32 x 35 in. (81.3 x 88.9 cm) Overall (Open): 32 x 48 in. (81.3 x 121.9 cm) each wing: 18 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (47.6 x 23.5 cm) predella: 4 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. (12.1 x 49.5 cm) fixed sides: 18 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (47.6 x 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings-Panels
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mrs. A. M. Minturn, 1890
Accession Number:
90.3.5
Not on view
Inscription: Dated and inscribed: (left wing, exterior) 1548; (left wing, interior) Anno Domini
M.D. xxxxviii v; (predella, on bishop's shield)
Mrs. A. M. Minturn(until 1890)
Breck, Joseph. Catalogue of Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance Sculpture. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1913. no. 329, pp. 259-260.

Wehle, Harry B., and Margaretta Salinger. A Catalogue of Paintings: Volume 2, Catalogue of Early Flemish, Dutch, and German Paintings. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1947. p. 228.

Baetjer, Katharine. European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born before 1865: A Summary Catalogue. Vol. 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. p. 69.

Baetjer, Katharine. European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born before 1865: A Summary Catalogue. Vol. 2. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. p. 306.

Baetjer, Katharine. European Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Artists Born before 1865: A Summary Catalogue. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. p. 229.

Wixom, William D. "Riemenschneider in America." In Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages, edited by Julien Chapuis. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1999. p. 150, fig. 1.



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