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

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

More about this artwork
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.
Displayed
AP OG Saal I
Inventory Number
WAF 78
Birth year of the artist
1410
Year the artist deceased
1475
Dimensions of the object
62,6 x 28,1 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Origin
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)

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