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All Saints’ Picture (Landauer Altar)

1511, Artist: Albrecht Dürer

 

 

All Saints’ Picture (Landauer Altar)

The Nuremberg merchant Matthäus Landauer founded the “Twelve Brothers’ House” as a home for aged and destitute craftsmen. He commissioned Dürer to do the altar-piece for the associated chapel. The All Saints’ Picture depicts the adoration of the Holy Trinity by the heavenly angels and saints united in the community of “God’s state” as well as by earthly believers of all times. On the left hand side of the picture, the founder Matthäus Landauer is kneeling surrounded by the righteous. Set apart from the heavenly vision on earth, Dürer has painted himself in festive garments with an inscription board bearing his signature. Inv.-Nr. GG 838

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie Saal IX

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

German

Dated

1511

Artist

Albrecht Dürer (1471 Nürnberg - 1528 Nürnberg) - GND

Material

Limewood

Dimensions

135 x 123,4 cm

Signed

Inscribed on the tablet at lower right: ALBERTVS. DVRER. NORICVS. FACIEBAT. ANNO. A. VIRGINIS. PARTV. 1511; and the monogram

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 838

Provenance

1585 bought by Rudolf II from the foundation of the Twelve Brothers' House; 1780 from the Geistlichen Schatzkammer into the picture gallery;

Depiction/Person

Albrecht Dürer (1471 Nürnberg - 1528 Nürnberg) - GND

Dorothea Haller

Wilhelm Haller (Anfang 16. Jahrhundert)

Matthias Landauer (Anfang 16. Jahrhundert)

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