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image of The Baptism of Christ Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altar (artist)
German, active c. 1475/1510
The Baptism of Christ, c. 1485/1500
oil on panel
painted surface: 104.3 x 169.7 cm (41 1/16 x 66 13/16 in.) support: 105.7 x 170.4 cm (41 5/8 x 67 1/16 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1961.9.78
On View
From the Tour: 15th and Early 16th-Century Germany
Object 5 of 8

1906Head, Alban [pseudonym]. "The Schools of Cologne, Hamburg and Westphalia." In Exhibition of Early German Art. Exh. cat. Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1906: 55.
1907Rath, Karl vom. "Meister des Bartholomäus-Altares." In Thieme-Becker. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 37(1950):35.
1913Plietzsch, Eduard. "Die Ausstellung von Werken alter Kunst in der Berliner Kgl. Akademie der Künste." Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst N.F. 25 (1913/1914): 225, 228, repro.
1917Friedeberger, Hans. "Die Sammlung Richard von Kaufmann-Berlin." Der Cicerone 9 (1917): 377.
1918"Die Versteigerung der Sammlung von Kaufmann." Der Cicerone 10 (1918): 26.
1923Schaefer, Karl. Geschichte der kölner Malerschule. Lübeck, 1923: 19.
1924Brockmann, Harald. Die Spätzeit der kölner Malerschule. Der Meister von St. Severin und der Meister der Ursulalegende. Bonn and Leipzig, 1924: 53. (The 1932 printing appeared in Forschungen zur Kunstgeschichte Westeuropas 6; Jahresgabe des Kreises der rheinischen Heimatfreunde.)
1925Reiners, Heribert. Die kölner Malerschule. Munich, Gladbach, Bonn and Leipzig, 1925: 182, 186-187, 190, pl. 37.
1939Ring, Grete. "Die Gruppe der heiligen Agnes." Oud Holland 56 (1939): 39.
1940Boon, Karel G. "Einige Opmerkingen naar aanleiding van Vroege Nederlandsche Schilders." Oud Holland 57 (1940): 101.
1941Rath, Karl vom. Der Meister des Bartholomäusaltares. Bonn, 1941: 52-57, 59-61, 125, no. 9, figs. 19-23.
1950Stange, Alfred. German Painting XIV-XVI Centuries. New York, Paris, and London, 1950: 25. ( Altdeutsche Malerei des 14. bis 16. Jahrhunderts. Cologne, 1950, reprinted 1969.)
1952Fritz, Rolf. "Aquilegia: Die symbolische Bedeutung der Akelei." Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch 14 (1952): 101, 109, no. 58, fig. 93.
1953Pieper, Paul. "Miniaturen des Bartholomäus-Meisters." Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch 15 (1953): 149-152, 154, fig. 133.
1956Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 124, no. 47, repro.
1956Walker, John. "The Nation's Newest Old Masters." National Geographic 110, no. 5 (November 1956): 626-627, 643, color repro.
1956Frankfurter, Alfred. "Crystal Anniversary in the Capital." Art News 55, no. 1 (March 1956): 35.
1956"The Kress Collection." Arts 30, no. 6 (March 1956): 49, repro.
1959Pieper, Paul. "Das Stundenbuch des Bartholomäus-Meisters." Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch 21 (1959): 139, 155-157, figs. 75-76.
1959Levey, Michael. The German School. National Gallery Catalogues. London, 1959: 92.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 301, 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: 3, 18-19, color repro.
1961Wallrath, Rolf. Exhibition review, "Kölner Maler der Spätgotik." Kunstchronik 14, no. 6 (June 1961): 153, 155.
1961Der Meister des Bartholomäus-Altares, der Meister des Aachener Altares: Kölner Maler der Spätgotik. Exh. cat. Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, 1961: 27, 29, 91 under no. 22, 92, under no. 23. (The NGA picture was not in the exhibition.)
1961Andree, Rolf, Helmut R. Leppien and Horst Vey. "Nachlese der Ausstellung `Kölner Maler der Spätgotik'." Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch 23 (1961): 331-332.
1961Oswald, Fritz. "Die Darstellungen des hl. Hieronymus beim Meister des Bartholomäusaltares." Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch 23 (1961): 342, 344, fig. 229.
1962Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, ed, Treasures from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1962: 66-67, color repro.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 112-113, repro.
1964Steingräber, Erich. "Ein neu entdecktes Werk vom Meister des Bartholomäus-Altares." Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch 26 (1964): 224, n. 6.
1964Malkon, K. [pseudonym] "Meister des Bartholomäusaltars." In Kindlers Malerei Lexikon, edited by Germain Bazin, et al. 6 vols. Zürich, 1964-1971. Zürich, 1964: 1:214-215.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 86
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:104-105, color repro.
1967Stange, Alfred. Kritisches Verzeichnis der deutschen Tafelbilder vor Dürer. 3 vols. Munich, 1967: 1:85, no. 252.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture: Illustrations (Companion to the Summary Catalogue, 1965). Washington, 1968: 76, no. 1630, repro.
1969Osten, Gert von der and Horst Vey. Painting and Sculpture in Germany and the Netherlands 1500 to 1600. Harmondsworth, 1969: 138-139.
1969De Montebello, Philippe. "Master of the St. Bartholomew Altarpiece." In McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art ed. Bernard S. Myers. 5 vols. New York, 1969: 4:13.
1970Musper, Heinrich Theodor. Altdeutsche Malerei. Cologne, 1970: 11.
1970Herbst des Mittelalters. Spätgotik in Köln und am Niederrhein. Exh. cat. Kunsthalle, Cologne, 1970: 48, under no. 34.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 224, repro. 225.
1977Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 8-10, fig. 10.
1983Wolff, Martha. German Art of the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: unpaginated, repro.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: no. 147, repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 256, repro.
1986Ford, Terrence, ed. Inventory of Music Iconography, no. 1. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York 1986: 1, no. 10.
1986Budde, Rainer. Köln und seine Maler 1300-1500. Cologne, 1986: 141-143, 258, no. 95, figs. 121, 122, color pl. 30.
1989Michaelis, Rainer. Deutsche Gemälde 14. - 18. Jahrhundert. Staatliche Museen au Berlin. Gemäldegalerie. Berlin, 1989: 82.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 59, 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: 133-140, color repro. 135.
1994MacGregor, Neil. A Victim of Anonymity: The Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece. (Walter Neurath Memorial Lectures, no. 25, London, 1993.) New York, 1994: 35-36, fig. 26.
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): 18.
1995Hall, Edwin and Horst Uhr. "Das Kronenmotiv bei Maria und anderen heiligen in der Altkölner Malerei." Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch 56 (1995): 119, fig. 18.
1997Nürnberger, Ulrike. "The Late Medieval Workshop of the Master of the St. Bartholomew Altar: An Investigation of Underdrawings and Paintings." Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, 1997: 244-260 (no. 1), figs. 6, 11a, 20a-c, 25, 27a, 30-35, 47a-b, 51-53, 58a-b, 70, 92. 107-110, 114a, 181.
2000Corley, Brigitte. Painting and Patronage in Cologne, 1300-1500. Turnhout, 2000: 46, 233-236, fig. 200-202.
2001Krischel, Roland. Genie ohne Namen: Der Meister des Bartholomäus-Altars. Exh. cat. Wallraf Richartz Museum, Cologne, 2001: 446-447, no. 97, color repro. (Not in the exhibition.)
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 64-65, no. 48, color repro.
2011Lüdtke, Hartwig and Kurt Schietzel, ed. Handbuch zur mittelalterlichen Keramik in Nordeuropa. 3 vols. Kiel and Hamburg, 2001: 3:691 (no. 77), 1857, fig. 4.

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