OUWATER, Albert van
(active 1440-1465 in Haarlem)

The Raising of Lazarus

c. 1455
Oil on wood, 122 x 92 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

This large, well-preserved panel is the sole surviving painting of Ouwater. The scene is set within a Romanesque apse, reflecting the medieval tradition of burial within the church. Christ blesses the raised Lazarus whose sisters Martha and Mary are to the left with three apostles; Peter is at the centre, the rabbis to the right.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.