The Resurrection

1518, Artist: Albrecht Altdorfer



The Resurrection

The Resurrection and Entombment (Inv. No. GG 6427) are from the predella (base) of the large winged altar at the Abbey of St. Florian in Upper Austria, which is Altdorfer’s principal work. Both have a similar composition with a view from a dark, rocky cave of a group of figures and a landscape. Drama in the scene is created by the blazing light emanating from Christ. The mirroring in nature of the dramatic content of the narrative is characteristic of the Danube school.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 16

Object data

Object Name







Albrecht Altdorfer (um 1480 - 1538 Regensburg) - GND


spruce wood


70,5 x 37
Framed: 83 x 50 x 3 cm


rechts oben die vielleicht später aufgemalte Jahreszahl 1518

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 6796


outside of the left predella wing of the Sebastian altar, which was donated by Probst Peter Maurer in 1508 for the collegiate church of St. Florian; acquired from 1930 from St. Florian's monastery

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