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Christ, Man of Sorrows by Rueland Frueauf the Elder, Alte Pinakothek, 1500

Rueland Frueauf the Elder (c. 1440 – 1507) was an Austrian Late-Gothic painter.


Frueauf was born in Obernberg am Inn, and lived and worked there most of his life. He primarily painted frescoes in local churches. In 1484 he was appointed as a consultant to work with Michael Pacher on an altarpiece for the Franciscan Order. [1] His son Rueland Frueauf the Younger also became a painter. Frueauf the Elder died in Passau in 1507.



  1. ^ "Rueland Frueauf the Elder Brief Biography". Retrieved 2012-07-11.