(b. ca. 1566, Hessen, d. 1653, Augsburg)

Coronation of the Virgin by the Holy Trinity

Oil on copper, 74 x 52 cm
Private collection

This work was inspired by a painting of the same subject executed by Joseph Heintz. Through the artistic exchange within the court of Rudolf II, the influence of Italian masters such as Correggio, Tintoretto, Barocci and the sculptor Giambologna, became fused with the legacy of the artists of the northern Renaissance, such as Albrecht Dürer and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. This combination resulted in the unique sensual mannerism of the Prague School in the early decades of the seventeenth century, visible here in Gundelach's Coronation.