Base, gilded background, moulding piece with modern label, early 15th century

  • German

Wood, paint, metal

  • Framed: Overall (with wings closed): 38 3/8 × 35 1/16 × 9 11/16 inches (97.5 × 89 × 24.6 cm)

Gift of Dr. Siegfried F. Aram

43.92.1D

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • German
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Paint
  • Figures (representations)
  • Triptych
  • Wesel
  • Saints

Provenance

by 1905, purchased in Wesel by Karl Roettgen (Bonn, Germany); December 12-13, 1912, Karl Roettgen sale [as Hessian or Saxon] (Cologne, Germany) lot 254; by descent, Jacob H. Weiller (Frankfurt, Germany); October 21, 1930, Weiller sale [as Schwabian] (Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany) lot 88; Otto Ebner; until 1941, William Randolph Hearst [1863-1941] (New York, New York, USA); Hearst sale [as "One Altar, Austrian, XVI Century] (Hammer Galleries, New York, New York, USA) lot 566-1; (S. Hartveld Galleries, New York, New York, USA); (Dr. Siegfried F. Aram, New York, New York, USA); 1943-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Clemen, P. Die Kunstdenkmaler der Rheinprovinz, vol. v, pt. 3: Die Kunstdenkmaler der Stadt und des Kreises Bonn. Düsseldorf, 1905, p. 215, no. 9. Sammlung Carl Roettgen Bonn. Werke der Holzplastik des 13. bis 17. Sales cat., Jahrhunderts Mobiliar der Gotik und Renaissance Kunstgewerbe. Köln, 1912, pp. 54-55; no. 254, pl. 17 (ill.). Swarzenski, G. Nachlass Frau Jacob H. Weiller, Frankfurt am Main, (Frankfurt aM), p. 18; no. 88, (fig. 14 ill.). Art Objects & Furnishings from the William Randolph Hearst Collection. Hammer Galleries. New York, 1941, p. 68, cat. no. 566-1. Gillerman, D. Gothic Sculpture in America, vol. II: The Museums of the Midwest. Turnhout, 2001, pp. 165-166; p.165, no. 125 (ill.).

Rights Status

German, Base, gilded background, moulding piece with modern label, early 15th century, wood, paint, metal. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. Siegfried F. Aram, 43.92.1D.