Olga's Gallery

Dieric Bouts the Elder


Virgin and Child.

. Oil on wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. Read Note.

Dieric Bouts the Elder. Virgin and Child.

Virgin and Child. The composition of this exquisite painting derives from that of the Combrai Madonna, a 14th-century Italian copy of a Byzantine icon, which thought to be a miraculous image painted by Saint Luke. This painting was so popular, that several replicas of it, one by Bouts himself, were fulfilled