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Hugo van der Goes

(c. 1440—1482)

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altarpiece

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A picture, sculpture, screen, or decorated wall standing on or behind an altar in a Christian church. There are two main types: the reredos, which rises from the ground behind the altar;...

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art and architecture: Mosan

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A regional ‘school’ of medieval art centred in the diocese of Liège on the Meuse river in eastern Belgium. Between the 11th and 13th centuries this French-speaking part of the ...

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Baltimore, Walters art gallery

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America's pre-eminent family-founded museum. Its extensive original holdings represent the achievements of two generations. The first was William Thompson Walters (1819–94) who moved from...

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Bening, father and son

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

Flemish illuminators. Sanders (Alexander) (active 1469–1519) entered the Ghent guild of illuminators on 19 January 1469 sponsored by Hugo van der Goes, whose sister or niece he later...

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Brussels

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The capital of Belgium and of the Belgian province of Brabant; the headquarters of the European Commission is located there.

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donor portrait

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A portrait depicting the giver of a work of art or architecture in company with holy figures (Jesus, the Virgin, or saints); the convention goes back at least as far ...

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Filippino Lippi

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(b Prato, c.1457; d Florence, 18 Apr. 1504).

Florentine painter, the son and pupil of Filippo Lippi, who died when the boy was about 12. Filippino (‘little Filippo’) later studied...

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Flemish art

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Painting, graphic art, and sculpture produced in an area similar in size to that of modern Belgium and Luxembourg, formerly known as the Southern Netherlands. Flemish art assumed a major ...

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Florence: patronage and collecting

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The traditional patronage of Church and guild which dominated the Middle Ages was supplemented in the early Renaissance by a new class of private patron, the beneficiaries of Florence's...

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Gerard David

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(c. 1460–1523).

Netherlandish painter, active in Bruges from 1484 where he was the main painter after the death of Memling. Born in Oudewater in the north, he would have been ...

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