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Dieric Bouts the Elder

(1410/20-1475)

Biography


Born and trained in Haarlem, Dieric Bouts the Elder (also: Dirk, Dierick) spent most of his life in Leuven working for Flemish aristocrats. Little is known about his training and work. Even if not actually a pupil of Rogier himself, Bouts was profoundly affected by his work. He continued and developed Rogier’s style to an almost radical degree: his preference of vertical compositions, of types instead of individual, exquisite, thoroughly detailed garments, which conceal the body, looks like a return to the Gothic. Whether Bouts was the founder of this ‘gothic revival’, a characteristic of Netherlandish Northern Renaissance, or whether the painter was simply part of the more general trend sweeping over Europe after the middle of the century, is hard to decide. Read Dieric Bouts the Elder's Full Biography

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Dieric Bouts the Elder. The Annumciation. The Annumciation. c.1445. Oil on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Dieric Bouts the Elder. The Visitation. The Visitation. c.1445. Oil on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Dieric Bouts the Elder. The Adoration of the Angels. The Adoration of the Angels. c.1445. Oil on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Dieric Bouts the Elder. The Adoration of the Magi. The Adoration of the Magi. c.1445. Oil on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Dieric Bouts the Elder. Portrait of a Man. Portrait of a Man. 1462. Oil on wood. National Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Dieric Bouts the Elder. Gathering Manna (From the Eucharist Altar). Gathering Manna (From the Eucharist Altar). c.1464-1468. Oil on oak. Sankt Peter, Louvain, Belgium. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Dieric Bouts the Elder. Last Supper (central section of an alterpiece). Last Supper (central section of an alterpiece). 1464-1467. Tempera on wood. Sankt Peter, Louvain, Belgium. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Dieric Bouts the Elder. The Empress's Ordeal by Fire in front of Emperor Otto III. The Empress's Ordeal by Fire in front of Emperor Otto III. c.1470-1475. Tempera on wood. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Dieric Bouts the Elder. Hell. Hell. 1470s. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Dieric Bouts the Elder. Madonna with Child. Madonna with Child. . Oil on wood. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Lugano-Castagnola, Switzerland. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Dieric Bouts the Elder. Virgin and Child. Virgin and Child. . Oil on wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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