Master of the Vienna Schottenstift

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(fl Vienna, 1470s). Austrian painter. He is named after the altarpiece painted for the high altar of the Schottenkirche in Vienna (Vienna, Belvedere, and Schottenkirche, Stiftsgal.). All but 3 of the 24 panels have survived, most of them in their original state with paintings on both sides. Of these panels the sides for working days show 8 scenes of the Passion, and the Sunday sides show 16 scenes from the Life of the Virgin. The insides of the wings, which originally showed reliefs of standing saints, and the central shrine (probably a Coronation of the Virgin) have been lost.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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