Master of the Hanover Marktkirchen Altar
- Master of the Hanover Marktkirchen Altar
- The Crucifixion;The Deposition
- a pair, both oil on panel, gold ground
Albresch Collection, Neustadt, as a whole until 1927, when cut into individual panels;
Anonymous sale, Berlin, Lepke, 1975, lots 96 and 97.
A. Stange, Deutsche Malerei der Gotik, Berlin 1954, vol. VI, p. 128, The Crucifixion reproduced plate 225;
A. Stange, Kritisches Verzeichnis der deutschen Tafelbilder von Dürer, vol. I, Munich 1967, p. 239, cat. no. 790;
H.G. Gmelin, Spätgotische Tafelmalerei in Niedersachsen und Bremen, Berlin 1974, p. 282, cat. no. 76, reproduced plate 76.9(Crucifixion only).
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We are grateful to Dr. Ludwig Meyer for proposing the attribution to the Master of the Hanover Marktkirchen Altar. Dr. Meyer has identified these two panels as belonging to a pair of altar wings painted circa 1460, each made up of four panels and depicting scenes from the Passion cycle. In 1927 these wings were cut up into eight individual panels and dispersed: four panels were offered, Berlin, Lempertz, 15 May 1999, lot 1093, and again on 22 May 2004, lot 1090.