The Oberried Altarpiece (1521-22) and the Passion Altarpiece (1524-25)
by Hans HOLBEIN the Younger

Religious paintings form a significant part of the work Holbein produced in Basle. Holbein's early religious works show the influence of Dürer, Grünewald and Hans Baldung Grien (e.g. the Adam and Eve of 1517 is based on a woodcut by Dürer of 1511). In the early 1520s Holbein achieved a truer balance between north and south. The two shutters of an altarpiece (The Passion Altar) conclude this early phase of Holbein's development.



Preview Picture Data Info
The Oberried Altarpiece (left wing)
1521-22
Tempera on wood, 231 x 109 cm
Cathedral, Freiburg


The Oberried Altarpiece (detail)
1521-22
Tempera on wood
Cathedral, Freiburg


The Oberried Altarpiece (right wing)
1521-22
Tempera on wood, 230 x 110 cm
Cathedral, Freiburg


The Oberried Altarpiece (detail)
1521-22
Tempera on wood
Cathedral, Freiburg


The Passion
1524-25
Oil on limewood, 136 x 31 cm (outer panels), 1450 x 31 cm (inner panels)
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel


The Passion (detail)
1524-25
Oil on limewood, 39 x 31 cm (size of detail)
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel


The Passion (detail)
1524-25
Oil on limewood
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel


The Passion (detail)
1524-25
Oil on limewood, 39 x 31 cm (size of detail)
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel


The Passion (detail)
1524-25
Oil on limewood
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel


The Passion (detail)
1524-25
Oil on limewood, 39 x 31 cm (size of detail)
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel


The Passion (detail)
1524-25
Oil on limewood, 39 x 31 cm (size of detail)
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel


The Passion (detail)
1524-25
Oil on limewood
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel


The Passion (detail)
1524-25
Oil on limewood, 41 x 31 cm (size of detail)
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel


The Passion (detail)
1524-25
Oil on limewood, 41 x 31 cm (size of detail)
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel



Summary of paintings by Hans Holbein the Younger
1515-19 | 1519-25 | altarpieces | 1526-28 | 1529-31
1532-35 | Ambassadors | Henry VIII and his family | 1536-43
drawings and woodcuts | miniatures | Miscellaneous works



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