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The Mass of Saint Hubert: Right Hand Shutter

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Workshop of the MASTER of the LIFE of the VIRGIN , Active second half of the 15th century

The Mass of Saint Hubert: Right Hand Shutter

Date: probably 1485-90
Medium: Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
Dimensions: 123.2 x 83.2 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1854

Saint Hubert (about 656 - 727) was first Bishop of Liège. The painting shows an angel appearing with a stole for him during his consecration as bishop. Behind him is a deacon with the saint's mitre and crozier. On the altar is a gilded altarpiece showing God the Father flanked by Saints Peter and Paul. The dog in the foreground was probably included because Saint Hubert was regarded as a protector against rabies.

With the 'The Conversion of Saint Hubert' this painting by a Cologne artist was one of the inside shutters of an altarpiece from the Benedictine abbey at Werden, near Essen. The outside shutters, depicting various saints are also in the Collection.


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This image is part of the group:

"Two Shutters from the Werdon Altarpiece"

Other images in group:

Saints Jerome, Bernard (?), Giles and Benedict (?)
Saints Augustine, Hubert, Ludger (?) and Gereon (?)
The Conversion of Saint Hubert: Left Hand Shutter
The Mass of Saint Hubert: Right Hand Shutter