Master of the Life of the Virgin
The Master of the Life of the Virgin, in German the Meister des Marienlebens, (working c 1463 — c. 1490), is the pseudonym given to a late Gothic German painter working in Cologne. He can also be known as the Master of Wilten, or Johann van Duyren, an identification not universally accepted.
His workshop is identified by his masterwork, a series of eight depictions of conventional scenes from the Life of the Virgin Mary, painted for the Ursulakirche, Cologne; seven are in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, and one in the National Gallery, London, who also have the four outer panels from an altarpiece from Werden, whose central panel appears to be lost. Further works recognizable by their style and handling are the Crucifixion of Christ for the hospital chapel, Bernkastel-Kues; the Adoration of the Magi in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg; and the Crucifixion and Deposition of Christ at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne.
Though not even his name is known, through his paintings he has become the most celebrated Late Gothic painter of the Cologne school. His elegant figural style is well enough known that his considerable influence can be detected in the work of other painters in Cologne.
He is not to be confused with another 13th century Norwegian "Master of the Life of the Virgin", the late 15th century Venetian "Master of the Louvre Life of the Virgin," or the two artists each known as the Master of the Death of the Virgin.
All eight scenes from the eponymous Life of the Virgin, in Munich with one exception.
Meeting at the Golden Gate
- Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe: Portrait of a Scholar, attributed to the Meister des Marienlebens
- Infobitte: Meister des Marienlebens
- Schmidt, Hans M.. Der Meister des Marienlebens und sein Kreis: Studien zur spätgotik Malerei in Köln (Düsseldorf:Schwann) 1978.
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