Cranach - Altarpiece of the Virgin [inner movable wing, left]: St Maurice [recto]; St John [verso]
Altarpiece of the Virgin [inner movable wing, left]: St Maurice [recto]; St John [verso]
Master of the Mass of St Gregory
Evangelische Marktkirchengemeinde Halle
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberDE_MKH_NONE-MKH001b
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FR (1978) No.FRSup006A
Altarpiece of the Virgin [inner movable wing, left]: St Maurice [recto]; St John [verso][cda 2015]
Master of the Mass of St Gregory [Emmendörffer 1998, 218][Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. Sup6A]
Simon Franck [Tacke 1992, 47-56]
Hans Cranach [Flechsig 1900 A, 281]
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1529[dated on second movable wing on the left]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerEvangelische Marktkirchengemeinde Halle
RepositoryEvangelische Marktkirchengemeinde Halle
Dimensions of painted surface: 264 (approx.) x 100.9 cm Dimensions including frame: 284.4 x 114.2 cm [Heydenreich, cda 2015]
Painting on wood [cda 2015]
Signature / Date:
None [cda 2015]
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
In the halo: 'SANCTVS IOHANNES' [cda 2015]
Recto: the inner side of the panel depicts St Maurice standing in a landscape. He is wearing decorative armour and a broad-rimmed hat with striking plumage. The saint is turned to the central panel and holds a double handled sword and a banner with a coat of arms in his hands. Verso: The saint is shown as a full-length figure positioned under an arch with renaissance ornamentation. This architectural element is repeated on all the panels open at this stage. St John is turned to the right and holds a chalice in his hands. His blessing has caused the poison to escape, which is illustrated here as two writhing snakes. [Görres, cda 2015]
- Dresden 1899, No. 102
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Tacke 201586
Kramer 2012
Heydenreich 2007 B39-40
Tacke 2007 C81, 82, 84
Exhib. Cat. Halle 2006307
Exhib. Cat. Prague 200566, 116 (English version 29, 44, 45)under nos. 8, 30
Emmendörffer 1998218
Tacke 199247-5619-23
Flechsig 1900 A131
Material / Technique:
  • Date: 1994
  • Technical Examination
  • Framing
  • The frame with its inserted gilded profile is not original, but possibly 19th century
    • examined by: Gunnar Heydenreich