Virgin and Child - Styles and Influences
Virgin and Child in an Apse and Two Angels
Follower of Robert Campin
The architectural elements suggest one space of the same church continuing through all three parts of the triptych, which probably served as a devotional painting on a home altar. The subject of the painting appeared in numerous and varied versions in Flemish art down to 1520, as a single picture more often than as a triptych. It is supposed that it's prototype was the lost painting by Robert Campin (Master of Flémalle), one of the founders of 15th c. Flemish art. This triptych belongs to a specific current of Flemish painting (1490-1520) in which artists strove to revive old Flemish art of the 1st half of the 15th c. The peak of this archaic revival was reached around 1510.