The Mass of Saint Hubert: Right Hand Shutter
This painting is part of the group: Two Shutters from the Werden Altarpiece

Saint Hubert (about 656 - 727) was first Bishop of Liège. The painting shows an angel appearing with a stole for him during his consecration as bishop. Behind him is a deacon with the saint's mitre and crozier. On the altar is a gilded altarpiece showing God the Father flanked by Saints Peter and Paul. The dog in the foreground was probably included because Saint Hubert was regarded as a protector against rabies.

With the 'The Conversion of Saint Hubert' this painting by a Cologne artist was one of the inside shutters of an altarpiece from the Benedictine abbey at Werden, near Essen. The outside shutters, depicting various saints are also in the Collection.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active second half of the 15th century
Full title
The Mass of Saint Hubert: Right Hand Shutter
Group
Date made
probably 1485-90
Medium and support
Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
Dimensions
123.2 x 83.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1854
Inventory number
NG253
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Shutters from the Werden Altarpiece

Painting
Workshop of the Master of the Life of the Virgin
probably 1485-90
Workshop of the Master of the Life of the Virgin: 'Saints Jerome, Bernard (?), Giles and Benedict (?)'
Painting
Workshop of the Master of the Life of the Virgin
probably 1485-90
Workshop of the Master of the Life of the Virgin: 'Saints Augustine, Hubert, Ludger (?) and Gereon (?)'
Painting
Workshop of the Master of the Life of the Virgin
probably 1485-90
Master of the Life of the Virgin: 'The Conversion of Saint Hubert: Left Hand Shutter'