"Perle von Brabant": Hl. Christophorus
Außenseite: Hl. Barbara
Dieric Bouts d. Ä. (1410-1475)

"Perle von Brabant": Hl. Christophorus Außenseite: Hl. Barbara,

um 1465
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
62,6 x 28,1 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 78
Acquisition
1827 aus der Sammlung Boisserée
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Dieric Bouts d. Ä., "Perle von Brabant": Hl. Christophorus Außenseite: Hl. Barbara, um 1465, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qm45RXjxNo (Last updated on 21.02.2022)
The name ‘Pearl of Brabant’ is used to describe the overall effect and atmospheric treatment of light in this small altarpiece. Numerous symbols and references to legends about the chastity of the Virgin Mary are depicted in the central panel. The left wing shows John the Baptist pointing to the Lamb of God (John 1:29) in broad daylight; on the right, at sunset, is the giant, St Christopher, who found “the greatest king” (Legenda aurea) in the form of the child on his shoulder. The attribution to Dieric Bouts the Elder is disputed.

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