(b. 1470/80, Würzburg, d. 1528, Halle)

Stuppach Madonna

Oil on canvas mounted on wood, 186 x 150 cm
Parish Church, Stuppach

The painting was the central panel of the Altarpiece of Our Lady of the Snow in the Abbey Church at Aschaffenburg, near Bad Mergentheim.

While Grünewald's late Passion pictures become more iconic and staged in a darker and more barren world than before, his later treatment of the Infancy is lyrical with the Madonna and Child placed in a lush and refreshing garden landscape.