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Christ Taking Leave of His Mother

Photo credit: Compton Verney

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This impressive painting on limewood with a gold background emulates the style of Nuremberg’s most famous artist, Albrecht Dürer. The main figure group is in fact based on a woodcut print by Dürer of about 1504. The picture was commissioned by a rich Nuremberg family, Michael Lochner von Huttenbach, his wife Catharina von Plauen and their two children, who can be seen as diminutive figures at the bottom of the panel.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney




oil & gold on limewood panel


H 149.5 x W 119 cm

Accession number

CVCSC : 0268.N

Acquisition method

purchased, 1996

Work type


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Compton Verney

Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ England

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