(b. 1473, Augsburg, d. 1531, Augsburg)

The Story of Esther

Panel, 103 x 156 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Late in his career Burgkmair collaborated with artists from Augsburg in the painted ensemble for Wlihelm IV, the Wittelsbach Duke of Bavaria, in his palace in Munich. Burgkmair contributed to a series dedicated to virtuous women by the painting The Story of Esther, in which he featured the heroic intervention by a Jewish woman, installed as queen, on behalf of her people against the genocidal plans as the king's minister, Haman.

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