Room 64

Cologne and Westphalia 1400-1500

Cologne was one of the most prosperous cities in 15th-century Germany.
Its numerous churches were filled with paintings produced by its large population of painters although some of these came from other towns. Stephan Lochner, associated with a charming and technically accomplished style, was originally from Southern Germany. A highly expressive painter, who is now known as the Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece, and was probably a native of the Northern Netherlands, produced a number of works for the Carthusian monastery in Cologne.

East of Cologne in Westphalia, in the latter part of the 15th century, a large workshop supplied altarpieces to the numerous ecclesiastical foundations near Munster, many of which were being religiously reformed. These included the Benedictine Abbey of Liesborn. The so-called Master of Liesborn began a large winged altarpiece for the high altar, but it was completed by another painter. It survives in fragments.

Paintings in this room

Stephan Lochner: 'Three Saints'
Three Saints
Stephan Lochner
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?): 'Christ before Pilate'
Christ before Pilate
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?)
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?): 'The Coronation of the Virgin'
The Coronation of the Virgin
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?)
Master of Liesborn: 'Head of Christ Crucified'
Head of Christ Crucified
Master of Liesborn
Master of Liesborn: 'The Adoration of the Kings'
The Adoration of the Kings
Master of Liesborn
Master of Liesborn: 'The Annunciation'
The Annunciation
Master of Liesborn
Master of Saint Veronica: 'Saint Veronica with the Sudarium'
Saint Veronica with the Sudarium
Master of Saint Veronica
Master of the Life of the Virgin: 'The Presentation in the Temple'
The Presentation in the Temple
Master of the Life of the Virgin
Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece: 'Saints Peter and Dorothy'
Saints Peter and Dorothy
Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece
Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece: 'The Deposition'
The Deposition
Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece
Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece: 'The Virgin and Child with Musical Angels'
The Virgin and Child with Musical Angels
Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece