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

Three Saints
Three Saints
Stephan Lochner
Christ before Pilate
Christ before Pilate
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?)
The Coronation of the Virgin
The Coronation of the Virgin
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?)
The Adoration of the Kings
The Adoration of the Kings
Master of Liesborn
The Annunciation
The Annunciation
Master of Liesborn
Saint Veronica with the Sudarium
Saint Veronica with the Sudarium
Master of Saint Veronica
The Presentation in the Temple
The Presentation in the Temple
Master of the Life of the Virgin
Saints Augustine, Hubert, Ludger (?) and Gereon (?)
Saints Augustine, Hubert, Ludger (?) and Gereon (?)
Workshop of the Master of the Life of the Virgin
The Deposition
The Deposition
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
 
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