St Columba Altarpiece, c. 1455
by Rogier van der WEYDEN

Rogier was at the height of his artistic powers when, in around 1455, he painted this altarpiece for the church of St Columba in Cologne. The Netherlandish artist not only created this work for a patron in Cologne, but also drew inspiration from an outstanding painting done in Cologne at this period, Stefan Lochner's Altarpiece of the Patron Saints of Cologne, sometimes known as the Cathedral Altarpiece.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
St Columba Altarpiece
c. 1455
Oil on oak panel, 138 x 153 cm (central), 138 x 70 cm (each wing)
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

1450*650
True Color
190 Kb



St Columba Altarpiece (left panel)
c. 1455
Oil on oak panel, 138 x 70 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

700*1385
True Color
178 Kb



St Columba Altarpiece (central panel)
c. 1455
Oil on oak panel, 138 x 153 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

1065*970
True Color
194 Kb



St Columba Altarpiece (detail)
c. 1455
Oil on oak panel
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

740*1030
True Color
161 Kb



St Columba Altarpiece (detail)
c. 1455
Oil on oak panel
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

775*972
True Color
200 Kb



St Columba Altarpiece (detail)
c. 1455
Oil on oak panel
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

900*1321
True Color
215 Kb



St Columba Altarpiece (detail)
c. 1455
Oil on oak panel
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

1320*776
True Color
208 Kb



St Columba Altarpiece (right panel)
c. 1455
Oil on oak panel, 138 x 70 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

701*1340
True Color
159 Kb



St Columba Altarpiece (detail)
c. 1455
Oil on oak panel
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

950*1115
True Color
149 Kb




Summary of works by Rogier van der Weyden
Altarpieces
Deposition | St Luke Madonna | Annunciation | Miraflores
7 Sacraments | Crucifixion | Bladelin (Middelburg) | Beaune
Braque | St Columba | St John | Various altarpieces
Portraits
Portrait diptychs | Individual portraits
Single panels
Pietŕs | Various | Fragments, copies of last works
Graphics