Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln - Early Religious Art Photos

Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud (2001), currently housed in a modern structure designed by Oswald Mathias Ungers, in Köln's historical center, has roots dating back Franz Ferdinand Wallraf's 1824 bequest of his large collection. In 1854, Johann Heinrich Richartz financed the building of the first dedicated museum for Wallraf's collection. The large and comprehensive collection of European works includes early religious art dating from the 13th-15thC.

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Wallraf-Richartz Museum decorated with names of featured artists. Köln, Germany.Enthroned Madonna with Christ Child painting from Lucca at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Christ as Man of Sorrows painting with symbols of crucifixion from Umbria at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Two panels of Triptych of Virgin Mary painting Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Wallraf-Richartz Museum (2001) decorated with names of featured artists. Köln, Germany. Architect: Oswald Mathias Ungers.Enthroned Madonna with Christ Child painting (1250-60) from Lucca at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Christ as Man of Sorrows painting (4th quarter of 15thC) with symbols of crucifixion from Umbria at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Two panels of Triptych of Virgin Mary painting (c1300) Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Saints John the Evangelist & Paul paintings two wings of altarpiece from Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Diptych with Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand paintings from Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Scenes from Divine Plan of Salvation painting from Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Triptych of Madonna with Sweet Pea Flower flanked by Sts. Catharine & Barbara paintings by Master of St. Veronica in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Saints John the Evangelist & Paul paintings (c1300) two wings of altarpiece from Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Diptych with Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand paintings (c1325-30) from Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Scenes from Divine Plan of Salvation painting (c1370-80) from Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Triptych of Madonna with Sweet Pea Flower flanked by Sts. Catharine & Barbara paintings (c1395-1415) by Master of St. Veronica in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand painting by Master of the Small Passion in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Legend of St. Anthony Abbas painting by Master of the Small Passion in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Christ on the Cross, between Saints painting by Master of St. Veronica & Master from St. Laurenz in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Large Calvary painting by Westfalian Master in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand painting (c1400-20) by Master of the Small Passion in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Legend of St. Anthony Abbas painting (c1410-15) by Master of the Small Passion in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Christ on the Cross, between Saints painting (c1415) by Master of St. Veronica & Master from St. Laurenz in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Large Calvary painting (c1415-20) by Westfalian Master in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Small Passion: Parts of a Triptych Paintings by Master of the Small Passion at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Mount Calvary of the Wasservass Family painting by Meister des Wasservass'schen Kalvarienbergs in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Christ on the Cross between Mary & John sculpture & painting in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Vera Ikon painting attrib Meister von St. Laurenz in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Small Passion: Parts of a Triptych Paintings (c1415-20) by Master of the Small Passion at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Mount Calvary of the Wasservass Family painting (early 15thC) by Meister des Wasservass'schen Kalvarienbergs in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Christ on the Cross between Mary & John sculpture & painting (1425-35) in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Vera Ikon painting (c1420) attrib Meister von St. Laurenz in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Virgin in the Garden of Paradise painting by Meister von St. Laurenz in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Christ as Man of Sorrows, St. Francis & two Donors painting by Meister der Lindauer Beweinung at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Life & Passion of Christ in 31 Scenes painting by Meister der Passionsfolgen in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.15 scenes from Life & Passion of Christ painting by Meister der Passionsfolgen in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Virgin in the Garden of Paradise painting (1420) by Meister von St. Laurenz in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Christ as Man of Sorrows, St. Francis & two Donors painting (c1420) by Meister der Lindauer Beweinung at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Life & Passion of Christ in 31 Scenes painting (c1430-35) by Meister der Passionsfolgen in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.15 scenes from Life & Passion of Christ painting (c1430-35) by Meister der Passionsfolgen in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
15 scenes from Life & Passion of Christ painting by Meister der Passionsfolgen in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Last Judgment painting by Stefan Locher at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail with St. Peter of The Last Judgment painting by Stefan Locher at Wallraf-Richartz Museum at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail with the wicked being dragged into Hell of The Last Judgment painting by Stefan Locher at Wallraf-Richartz Museum at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
15 scenes from Life & Passion of Christ painting (c1430-35) by Meister der Passionsfolgen in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Last Judgment painting (c1435) by Stefan Locher at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail with St. Peter of The Last Judgment painting (c1435) by Stefan Locher at Wallraf-Richartz Museum at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail with the wicked being dragged into Hell of The Last Judgment painting (c1435) by Stefan Locher at Wallraf-Richartz Museum at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Detail of wicked condemned to Hell of The Last Judgment painting by Stefan Locher at Wallraf-Richartz Museum at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail of wicked being tormented by devils of The Last Judgment painting by Stefan Locher at Wallraf-Richartz Museum at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Details of wicked being dragged to Hell by a chain of The Last Judgment painting by Stefan Lochner at Wallraf-Richartz Museum at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Sts. Ambrose, Cecilia & Augustine with Donor painting by Stefan Lochner at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Detail of wicked condemned to Hell of The Last Judgment painting (c1435) by Stefan Locher at Wallraf-Richartz Museum at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail of wicked being tormented by devils of The Last Judgment painting (c1435) by Stefan Locher at Wallraf-Richartz Museum at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Details of wicked being dragged to Hell by a chain of The Last Judgment painting (c1435) by Stefan Lochner at Wallraf-Richartz Museum at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Sts. Ambrose, Cecilia & Augustine with Donor painting (c1445-50) by Stefan Lochner at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Sts. Mark, Barbara & Luke painting by Stefan Lochner at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail of multi-colored lion representing St. Mark from Sts. Mark, Barbara & Luke painting by Stefan Lochner at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail of multi-colored bull representing St. Luke from Sts. Mark, Barbara & Luke painting by Stefan Lochner at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Pharaoh's Dream painting by Rossini aka Pellegrino di Mariano at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Sts. Mark, Barbara & Luke painting (1445-50) by Stefan Lochner at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail of multi-colored lion representing St. Mark from Sts. Mark, Barbara & Luke painting (1445-50) by Stefan Lochner at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail of multi-colored bull representing St. Luke from Sts. Mark, Barbara & Luke painting (1445-50) by Stefan Lochner at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Pharaoh's Dream painting (last half 15thC) by Rossini aka Pellegrino di Mariano at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
The Vision of Evangelist John painting by Meister der Johannes-Vision in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Devotional picture with 12 Scenes of the Life of Christ painting from Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Four panels from two wings of triptych painting depicting Passion of Christ originally on the high altar of Köln's Carthusian Church of St. Barbara by Meister der Lyversberg-Passion at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Four panels from two wings of triptych painting depicting Passion of Christ originally on the high altar of Köln's Carthusian Church of St. Barbara by Meister der Lyversberg-Passion at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
The Vision of Evangelist John painting (c1450) by Meister der Johannes-Vision in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Devotional picture with 12 Scenes of the Life of Christ painting (c1450-60) from Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Four panels from two wings of triptych painting depicting Passion of Christ originally on the high altar of Köln's Carthusian Church of St. Barbara by Meister der Lyversberg-Passion at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Four panels from two wings of triptych painting depicting Passion of Christ originally on the high altar of Köln's Carthusian Church of St. Barbara by Meister der Lyversberg-Passion at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Coronation of Mary with 24 Elders painting with theme taken from Book of Revelation at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail of Lion & Bull representing Evangelists Mark & Luke from Coronation of Mary with 24 Elders painting at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian painting from inner wing of triptych at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Sts. Catherine, Barbara & Donors paintings forming wings of triptych by Meister der Georgslegende in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Coronation of Mary with 24 Elders painting (1450-75) with theme taken from Book of Revelation at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Detail of Lion & Bull representing Evangelists Mark & Luke from Coronation of Mary with 24 Elders painting (1450-75) at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian painting (c1475) from inner wing of triptych at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Sts. Catherine, Barbara & Donors paintings (c1475-80) forming wings of triptych by Meister der Georgslegende in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Sts. Clare, Bernard, Bonaventure & Francis painting with Köln in the background by Meister der Verherrlichung Mariae in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.St. Anna, Virgin & Christ Child with Sts Christopher, Gereon & Peter painting with Köln in the background by Meister der Verherrlichung Mariae in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Medieval Köln in background of painting of saints by Meister der Verherrlichung Mariae at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Panels from Polyptych by Meister der Georgslegende and Workshop in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Sts. Clare, Bernard, Bonaventure & Francis painting (c1480) with Köln in the background by Meister der Verherrlichung Mariae in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.St. Anna, Virgin & Christ Child with Sts Christopher, Gereon & Peter painting (c1480) with Köln in the background by Meister der Verherrlichung Mariae in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Medieval Köln in background of painting of saints (c1480) by Meister der Verherrlichung Mariae at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Panels from Polyptych (c1485) by Meister der Georgslegende and Workshop in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Sts. Odilia von Hohenburg & Apollonia von Alexandrien with their symbols painting Franconian at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Last Judgment painting by Meister von St. Severin and Workshop in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Martyrdom of St. Cordula painting from Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Panels telling the story of the life of St. Ursula originally on the inside of lids of relic caskets at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Sts. Odilia von Hohenburg & Apollonia von Alexandrien with their symbols painting (c1480-90) Franconian at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Last Judgment painting (c1488) by Meister von St. Severin and Workshop in Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Martyrdom of St. Cordula painting (c1490-1500) from Köln at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Panels telling the story of the life of St. Ursula originally on the inside of lids of relic caskets at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Scenes from the Legend of St. Ursula painting at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Holy Family at Table painting with symbols of the life of Christ by Jacob Jansz at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Damned, fragment of a Last Judgment painting by Colijn de Coter at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Triptych centerpiece with Death of Mary painting by Joos van Cleve, Antwerp at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Scenes from the Legend of St. Ursula painting (c1492-96) at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Holy Family at Table painting (c1495-1500) with symbols of the life of Christ by Jacob Jansz at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.The Damned, fragment of a Last Judgment painting (1500-10) by Colijn de Coter at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Triptych centerpiece with Death of Mary painting (1515) by Joos van Cleve, Antwerp at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Triptych left wing with male worshippers of Death of Mary painting by Joos van Cleve, Antwerp at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Triptych right wing with female worshippers of Death of Mary painting by Joos van Cleve, Antwerp at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.St. Anthony Tormented by Demons painting from Oberrheim at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Lamentation of Christ painting by Jacopo Tintoretto & studio at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.
Triptych left wing with male worshippers of Death of Mary painting (1515) by Joos van Cleve, Antwerp at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Triptych right wing with female worshippers of Death of Mary painting (1515) by Joos van Cleve, Antwerp at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.St. Anthony Tormented by Demons painting (c1520) from Oberrheim at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.Lamentation of Christ painting (c1575) by Jacopo Tintoretto & studio at Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Köln, Germany.

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