Olga's Gallery

Rogier van der Weyden


Portrait of a Lady.

c.1465. Oil on panel. National Gallery, London, UK.

Rogier van der Weyden. Portrait of a Lady.

Seven Sacraments Altarpiece. The left-hand part shows the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and penance; the sacrament of the Eucharist is being performed at the rood screen altar in the central nave. The right-hand part contains the sacraments of ordination, marriage, and extreme unction.  The angels hovering above these scenes wear the appropriate liturgical colors, and are holding scrolls with texts explaining the significance of the various sacraments