(b. ca. 1400, Meersburg am Bodensee, d. 1451, Köln)

The Last Judgment

c. 1435
Oak, 124,5 x 172 cm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

This panel probably once hung as an illustration of Justice in the Cologne town hall. Its iconography, style and many details follow Netherlandish models such as the Last Judgment in Diest, Belgium. As Lochner is supposed to have trained in Robert Campin's workshop, he must have encountered Netherlandish art and the work of the van Eyck brothers.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 8 minutes):
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem K 626: Dies irae