Triptych with Virgin and Child, Hugo van der Goes, Bruges (?) Master ca. 1485/90
Hugo van der Goes and Bruges (?) Master ca. 1485/90
Triptych with Virgin and Child
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Hugo van der Goes
Bruges (?) Master ca. 1485/90

Triptych with Virgin and Child, ca. 1475 – 1480 (ca. 1485 – 1490)


Mitteltafel
23.8 x 17.4 x max. 1.2 cm
minimum depth
0.4 cm
Linker Flügel
30.0 x 11.6 x max. 1.7 cm
minimum depth
0.6 cm
Rechter Flügel
30.1 x 11.6 x max. 1.7 cm
minimum depth
0.6 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Inventory Number
802
Acquisition
Acquired in 1830
Status
On display

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About the Work

Hugo van der Goes executed the central panel depicting the Virgin and Child in the late 1470s. Some ten years later, Willem van Overbeke and his wife commissioned an unknown artist to expand it into a small, winged altarpiece. The resulting double frame of the central section is a highly unusual feature. An influential member of the Burgundian administration in Mechlin, Van Overbeke had been admitted to the Bourbon dynastic order. This association is alluded to by the belts accompanying the two escutcheons and the motto ‘en esperance’ (‘in hope’).

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Triptych with Virgin and Child
Painter (male)
Central panel
Virgin and Child
Panel interior
Portrait of Willem van Overbeke with Saint William
Portrait of Johanna de Keysere with John the Baptist
Panel exterior
Angel of the Annunciation
Virgin of the Annunciation
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 1830

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11F4122(+5) Mary standing (or half-length), the Christ-child sitting on her arm (Christ-child to Mary's left) (+ donor(s), supplicant(s), whether or not with patron saint(s))
  • 11F4122 Mary standing (or half-length), the Christ-child sitting on her arm (Christ-child to Mary's left)
  • 61B2(OVERBEKE, Willem van)11(+53) historical person (OVERBEKE, Willem van) - historical person (OVERBEKE, Willem van) portrayed alone (+ half-length portrait)
  • 11H(WILLIAM OF MALEVAL)(+5) the hermit William of Maleval (the Great); possible attributes: book, coat of mail, dragon under feet, helmet, shield, rosary, T-shaped staff (+ donor(s), supplicant(s), whether or not with patron saint(s))
  • 61BB2(KEYSERE, Johanna de)11(+53) historical person (KEYSERE, Johanna de) - BB - woman - historical person (KEYSERE, Johanna de) portrayed alone (+ half-length portrait)
  • 11H(JOHN THE BAPTIST)11 John the Baptist; possible attributes: book, reed cross, baptismal cup, honeycomb, lamb, staff - male saint as patron, protector, intercessor
  • 47I2133 lamb
  • 11Q21 one person praying
  • 31A2522 hands folded

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11.06.2019