The Flémalle Panels: St. Veronica with the Veil, Madonna Breastfeeding, The Trinity, Master of Flémalle, Robert Campin  Werkstatt
Master of Flémalle and Robert Campin
The Flémalle Panels: St. Veronica with the Veil, Madonna Breastfeeding, The Trinity
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Master of Flémalle
Robert Campin Werkstatt

The Flémalle Panels: St. Veronica with the Veil, Madonna Breastfeeding, The Trinity, ca. 1428 – 1430


Stillende Gottesmutter
160.2 x 68.2 x 1.3 cm
Heilige Veronika
151.8 x 61.0 x 0.4 cm
Gnadenstuhl
148.7 x 61.0 x 1.1 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Inventory Number
939; 939A; 939B
Acquisition
Acquired in 1849
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

These panels are among the most important but also most puzzling works of early Netherlandish painting. Parts of a winged altarpiece, they were first attributed to the ‘Master of Flémalle’ on account of their supposed place of origin in the Meuse Valley in Belgium. However, obvious differences between the three paintings make it impossible to ascribe them to a single artist. It is now thought certain that they all came from the workshop of Robert Campin in Tournai, where Rogier van der Weyden also worked around 1430. The exact attribution is disputed even today.

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  • 01:19
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  • 02:11
    Focus on art history
  • KunstIStück – Meister von Flémalle (Werkstatt des Robert Campin): Flémaller Tafeln
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Meister von Flémalle (Werkstatt des Robert Campin): Flémaller Tafeln – Heilige Veronika, Stillende Gottesmutter, Gnadenstuhl (um 1428–1430), Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/person/meister-von-flemalle#yt

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Flémalle Panels: St. Veronica with the Veil, Madonna Breastfeeding, The Trinity
Painter
Panel interior
Madonna and Child
Saint Veronica
Panel exterior
Throne of Mercy
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1849

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11FF4122 Mary standing (or half-length), the Christ-child sitting on her arm (Christ-child to Mary's left) - FF - the Christ-child to Mary's right
  • 11B3232 God the Father standing or seated, holding the body of Christ, 'Pitié-de-Notre-Seigneur', 'Not Gottes'
  • 11E1 Holy Ghost represented as a dove (in flames)
  • 11FF41231 'Galaktotrophousa' ~ Madonna - FF - the Christ-child to Mary's right
  • 11HH(VERONICA) Veronica; possible attributes: 'Sudarium' (veil with the image of Christ)
  • 11D3121 'Vera Icon', held up by Veronica
  • 22C311 nimbus, halo ~ radiance emanating from persons or things
  • 31AA2311(+1) 'contrapposto', 'Standbein und Spielbein' - AA - female human figure (+ front view)
Secondary
  • 11F726 Christ-child suckling, or beginning to suckle, e.g. Mary uncovering her breast ~ Madonna-representations
  • 41D21 clothes covering the entire body
  • 41D2653 border, ribbon, braid
  • 41A41 wall-covering
  • 25FF fabulous animals (sometimes wrongly called 'grotesques'); 'Mostri' (Ripa)
  • 25F3(+15) birds (+ ornamental variants of animals)
  • 48AA9831 foliage, tendrils, branches ~ ornament - AA - stylized
  • 25H17 meadow, pasture
  • 48C168(NICHE) other architectural details (NICHE)
  • 48C24(+3511) piece of sculpture, reproduction of a piece of sculpture (+ grisaille)

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