Room 62

Cologne and north-western Germany

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. Some of these came from other towns to work in Cologne: Stephan Lochner, whose name is associated with a charming and technically accomplished style, was originally from southern Germany. The witty painter, the Master
of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece, a native of the northern Netherlands, produced a number of works for the Carthusian monastery in Cologne.

East of Cologne in Westphalia, the painter identified only as the Master of Liesborn established a large workshop in the latter part of the 15th century, supplying altarpieces to the numerous ecclesiastical foundations near Münster, many of which were being reformed. They included the Benedictine Abbey of Liesborn. The Master of Liesborn began a large winged altarpiece for the high altar, but it was completed by another painter, Jan Baegart.

Paintings in this room

Cologne, Unknown artist: 'Portrait of a Woman'
Portrait of a Woman
Cologne, Unknown artist
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 Life of the Virgin: 'The Conversion of Saint Hubert: Left Hand Shutter'
The Conversion of Saint Hubert: Left Hand Shutter
Workshop of the Master of the Life of the Virgin
Workshop of the Master of the Life of the Virgin: 'The Mass of Saint Hubert: Right Hand Shutter'
The Mass of Saint Hubert: Right Hand Shutter
Workshop of the 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