Danish frescoes 4: The Master of Elmelunde
Elmelunde kirke is possibly the oldest church on the island of Møn. The original brickwork can be seen around the door in the northern wall, where the whitewash has been removed. The Elmelunde workshop decorated the vaults probably directly they were built, shortly after 1460.
Below right: the sign of the Master of Elmelunde.
The brick church was built in the latter part of the 13th century and is covered in whitewash. In the late-gothic period the church was vaulted and the tower was added in the early 16th century.
Apart from the frescoes made by the Master of Elmelunde, Fanefjord kirke also has some earlier wallpainting.
The paintings by the Master are strikingly similar to those of Elmelunde kirke: the depicted stories are from the bible, while fashion and tools are medieval.
The oldest parts of the brick church of Keldby are the chancel and the nave and they were built in de first half of the 13th century.
Like Fanefjord kirke, in Keldby kirke wallpaintings from an earlier period can also be found.
The Elmelunde paintings are from around 1480, when the church was vaulted.
Scavenius, Annett - Elmelundemesteren i Fanefjord Kirke, Forlaget Vandkunsten, København (2010)