MASTER of the Life of the Virgin
(active 1463-1480 in Cologne)

The Birth of Mary

c. 1470
Wood, 85 x 109 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

This late Gothic master received his name after his main work, the Mary Altarpiece executed for the church St Ursule in Cologne. Seven panel of the altarpiece is in the Alte Pinakothek on Munich, one in the National Gallery in London. The Birth of Mary is the central panel of the altarpiece.