Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Christ Taking Leave of His Mother, possibly the right wing of a diptych, ca. 1500
    Gerard David (Netherlandish, ca. 1455–1523)
    Oil on wood; Arched top 6 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. (15.6 x 12.1 cm)
    Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 (14.40.636)

    Painted with the delicacy of an illuminated manuscript, this panel was originally the right wing of a portable diptych intended for private devotion. The left wing, in the Bearsted Collection, Upton House, Warwickshire, shows the Virgin and Child with musical angels.

    The metal frame is modern.

    This work of art also appears on Connections: Motherhood

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  • Christ Taking Leave of His Mother, possibly the right wing of a diptych, ca. 1500
    Gerard David (Netherlandish, ca. 1455–1523)
    Oil on wood; Arched top 6 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. (15.6 x 12.1 cm)
    Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 (14.40.636)

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