The depiction of the altarpiece The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin is the first major work that Dürer created after he settled in Nuremberg as a master. Its style is still related to the late Gothic tradition. The seven paintings, which show scenes from the life of Christ, were originally mounted on a single panel grouped around the figure of the Mater Dolorosa (Alte Pinakothek, Munich) and presumably formed a winged door of an altarpiece in the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg.


  • Title: The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin
  • Creator Lifespan: 1471 - 1528
  • Creator Nationality: German
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Nuremberg
  • Creator Birth Place: Nuremberg
  • Date Created: 1495 - 1496
  • Painter: Albrecht Dürer
  • Collection: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Photograph: Hans Peter Klut/Elke Estel
  • External Link: http://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/de/contents/show?id=292959

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