School of the upper Rhine, last quarter of the 15th century
- School of the upper Rhine, last quarter of the 15th century
- The Nativity
- oil on pinewood panel
- 34 by 24 cm.; 13 3/8 by 9 1/2 in.
The similarites with Isenmann's work help to locate the present work in the Upper Rhine region, probably Alsace, as does the pine wood support. Since the artist appears to have been influenced by Martin Schongauer, compare, for example, his engraving of the same subject, a slightly later dating than Stange suggested seems more likely.
1. Now located in the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar. G. Bergsträsser, Caspar Isenmann; ein Beitrag zur oberrheinischen Malerei des 15. Jahrhunderts, Kolmar 1941, p. 11