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1 Donor portraits Ch. 20 Northern Europe

2 Donor portrait- a portrait of individual(s) who commissioned (donated) a religious work, for example, an altarpiece, as evidence of devotion. Patron- the person or entity that pays an artist to produce individual artworks or employs an artist on a continuing basis.

3 Figure 20-4 ROBERT CAMPIN (MASTER OF FLEMALLE), Merode Altarpiece (open), ca Oil on wood, center panel 2’ 1 3/8” X 2’ 7/8”, each wing 2’ 1 3/8” X 10 7/8”. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (The Cloisters Collection, 1956).

4 Peter Inghelbrecht- wealthy merchant Inghelbrecht-angel bringer wife-Scrynmakers-cabinet, shrine makers household altar

5 Figure 20-5 JAN VAN EYCK, Ghent Altarpiece (closed), Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium, completed Oil on wood, 11’ 6" X 7’ 6".

6 Jodocus Vyd- diplomat for Philip the Good Isabel Borluut- wife Jan Van Eyck was Philip the Good’s court painter

7 Figure DIRK BOUTS, Last Supper central panel of the Altarpiece of the Holy Sacrament, Saint Peter’s, Louvain, Belgium, 1464–1468. Oil on wood, 6’ X 5’.

8 Four servants-Confraternity of the Holy Sacrament

9 Figure HUGO VAN DER GOES, Portinari Altarpiece (open), from Sant’Egidio, Florence, Italy, ca Tempera and oil on wood, 8’ 3 1/2" X 10’ center panel, 8’ 3 1/2" X 4’ 7 1/2" (each wing). Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

10 Tommaso Portinari- an Italian shipowner and agent for the Medici family

11 Figure HUGO VAN DER GOES, Portinari Altarpiece (open), from Sant’Egidio, Florence, Italy, ca Tempera and oil on wood, 8’ 3 1/2" X 10’ center panel, 8’ 3 1/2" X 4’ 7 1/2" (each wing). Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

12 Portinari’s wife and daughter

13 Figure HANS MEMLING, Virgin with Saints and Angels, center panel of the Saint John Altarpiece, Hospitaal Sint Jan, Bruges, Belgium, Oil on wood, 5’ 7 3/4" X 5’ 7 3/4" (center panel), 5’ 7 3/4" X 2’ 7 1/8" (each wing).

14 Two brothers and sisters of the order of the Hospital of St John in Bruges. They appear on the outside side panels.

15 Figure LIMBOURG BROTHERS (POL, JEAN, HERMAN), January, from Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, 1413–1416. Ink on vellum, approx. 8 7/8" X 5 3/8". Musée Condé, Chantilly.

16 Duke of Berry- avid art collector

17 Figure JEAN FOUQUET, Melun Diptych. Étienne Chevalier and Saint Stephen, (left wing), ca Oil on wood, 3’ 1/2” X 2’ 9 1/2”. Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin

18 Etienne Chevalier- Charles VII’s treasurer French


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