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Master of the Évora Altarpiece

(fl. c. 1490—1500)


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(fl c. 1490–1500). South Netherlandish painter, active in Portugal. He is named after his only known work, a polyptych of the Life of the Virgin, in nineteen panels, all but four of which are in the Museu Regional in Évora. The large central panel shows the Virgin in Glory. Twelve side panels narrate the Life and Death of the Virgin; four of these are in Lisbon: the Presentation of the Virgin, the Marriage of the Virgin, the Presentation in the Temple and the Death of the Virgin (Lisbon, Mus. N. A. Ant.). Six relatively small panels with scenes from the Passion of Christ supposedly comprise part of the predella.

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From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.



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