Master of the Morrison Triptych

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(fl first quarter of the 16th century). Netherlandish painter. He is named after a triptych of the Virgin and Child (Toledo, OH, Mus. A.), formerly in the Morrison Collection, Fonthill, Wilts, which is partly derived from a triptych of the same subject by Hans Memling (Vienna, Ksthist. Mus.). Friedländer ascribed other paintings to the Master on the basis of this panel, including the Virgin and Child with Saints in a Garden (London, N.G.), a scene bathed in sunlight, and an Adoration of the Magi (Philadelphia, PA, Mus. A.). The latter represents a view of Antwerp in the background with the unfinished cathedral tower, suggesting a date of c. 1510. Friedländer noted the influence of Quinten Metsys's figure types, and there are also similarities in the oval heads and smooth modelling to works by artists of the early Haarlem school, especially Geertgen tot sint jans.


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

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