National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Ascension Johann Koerbecke (artist)
German, c. 1420 - 1491
The Ascension, 1456/1457
tempera on panel
overall: 92.7 x 64.8 cm (36 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.) framed: 117.1 x 85.1 cm (46 1/8 x 33 1/2 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1959.9.5
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From the Tour: 15th and Early 16th-Century Germany
Object 4 of 8

1907Lippe, M. "Koerbecke, Johann." In Thieme-Becker. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 21(1927):175.
1922Biermann. "Die Sammlung Chillingworth. Versteigerung am 5. September in Luzern." Der Cicerone 14 (1922): 663.
1926Hugelshofer, Walter. "Der Hochaltar von 1457 des Klosters Marienfeld in Westfalen." Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst 60 (1926/1927): 179, repro. 181.
1930Hugelshofer, Walter. "Koerbecke und der Marienfelder Altar von 1457. Ein Beitrag zur Westfälischen malerei." Der Cicerone 22 (1930): 373.
1933Rensing, Theodor. "Ein Beitrag zur Koerbecke-frage." Westfalen 18 (1933): 264, repro. 263.
1934Stange, Alfred. Deutsche Malerei der Gotik. 11 vols. Berlin and Munich, 1934-1961. Munich, 1954: 6:16, 18-19.
1937Sommer, Johannes. Johann Koerbecke, der Meister des Marienfelder Altares von 1457. Dissertation, Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilherlms-Universität zu Bonn, 1937. Münster, 1937: 16, 20-21, 26, 31-32, no. 7, pl. 10, fig. 16.
1938Brand, Lotte. Stephan Lochners Hochalter von St. Katharinen zu Köln. Hamburg, 1938: 26-28, 40-43, 65, fig. 6.
1940Busch, Harald. Meister des Nordens. Die altniederdeutsche Malerei 1450-1550. Hamburg, 1940: 68.
1945Quensel, Paul. "Ausstellung alter meister in Berner Kunstmuseum," Pro Arte 4, no. 35, (March 1945): 84, repro. 88.
1952Pieper, Paul. “Westfälische Maler der Spätgothik: Zu der Ausstellung im Landesmuseum in Münster.” Review, in Kunstchronik 5 (1952): 214.
1952Pieper, Paul. "Westfälische Maler der Spätgotik 1440-1490. Katalog der Ausstellung des Landesmuseums." Westfalen 30 (1952): 92-93, no. 57, 94, pl. 17.
1959Richardson, E. P., ed. "Accessions of American and Canadian Museums, April-June 1959." The Art Quarterly 22, no. 3 (Autumn 1959): 273, 275, repro.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 300, repro.
1960Broadley Hugh T. German Painting in the National Gallery of Art (Booklet no. 9 in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC). Washington, 1960: 2, 16-17, color repro.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 72, no. 1528.
1967Stange, Alfred. Kritisches Verzeichnis der deutschen Tafelbilder vor Dürer. 3 vols. 1967-1978. Munich, 1967: 1:153, no. 498f.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture: Illustrations (Companion to the Summary Catalogue, 1965). Washington, 1968: 63, no. 1528, repro.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 186, 187, no. 1528, repro.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 147, no. 159, color repro. (In Rev. ed., New York, 1984: 147, no. 153, color repro.)
1977Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 4-6, fig. 6.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 217, repro.
1986Pieper, Paul. Die deutschen, niederländischen und italienischen Tafelbilder bis um 1530. (Bestandskatalogue, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, edited by Klaus Bussmann.) Münster, 1986: 166, 169, repro.
1986Ford, Terrence, compiler and ed. Inventory of Music Iconography, no. 1. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York 1986:1, no. 9.
1987Luckhardt, Jochen. Der Hochaltar der Zisterzienserklosterkirche Marienfeld. (Bildhefte des Westfälischen Landesmuseums für Kunst und Kulturegeschichte, no. 25.) Münster, 1987: 8-9, 21-23, fig. 11.
1990Jászai, Géza. “Der ehemalige Hochaltar der Klosterkirche der Zisterzienserabtei Marienfeld: ein neuer Rekonstructionsversuch.” Westfalen 68 (1990): 33, 36, 41, 43.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 58, repro.
1993Hand, John Oliver, with the assistance of Sally E. Mansfield. German Paintings of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1993: 103-114, color repro. 107.
1995Löcher, Kurt. Review of German Paintings of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries, by John Oliver Hand with the assistance of Sally E. Mansfield. Kunstchronik 43 no. 1 (January 1995): 17.

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