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The Dresden Altar (detail).
The Dresden Altarpiece.
g Ca. 1496
b 117 x 96.5 cm (central panel), 114 x 45 cm (each wing).
c Tempera on panel.
Beginning Date: 1496
The altarpiece was commissioned by Frederick the Wise for the church of the Wittenberg Castle. The altarpiece was in the Kunstkammer in Dresden as early as 1687 which explains its name. The central panel depicts Mary adoring the Child, while the side wings represent St Anthony and St Sebastian. The central panel, displayed with the side panels in the Gem
Style: German Northern Renaissance.
School: Northern Renaissance.
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Alte Meister (Old Masters). ID=GDAM
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
Closeup; Christ Child, Virgin Mary, praying hands.