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Master Of Flemalle The Crucified Thief oil painting


The Crucified Thief
Painting ID::  89131
Master Of Flemalle
The Crucified Thief
1410(1410) Medium oil on wood cyf

   
   
     

Master Of Flemalle Merode Altarpiece oil painting


Merode Altarpiece
Painting ID::  91191
Master Of Flemalle
Merode Altarpiece
1427(1427) Medium oil on panel cyf

   
   
     

Master Of Flemalle Virgin and Child oil painting


Virgin and Child
Painting ID::  96948
Master Of Flemalle
Virgin and Child
circa 1410(1410) Medium oil on panel cyf

   
   
     

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     Master Of Flemalle
     Robert Campin (c. 1375 - 26 April 1444), now usually identified as the artist known as the Master of Flemalle, is usually considered the first great master of Flemish and Early Netherlandish painting. This had been a matter of controversy for decades; Campin's life is relatively well documented for the period, but no works in assessable condition could be securely connected with him, whilst a corpus of work had been attached to the unidentified "Master of Flemalle", named after the supposed origin of a work. Campin seems to have had relatives in Valenciennes. He first appears as settled in Tournai from the archives of 1405-6, as a free master of the guild of painters, and he bought citizenship in 1410, which suggests he was not born there. He eventually attained the office of dean of the guild, and wardenship of a church and other civic offices, and was running a large workshop. By 1432, however, he lost his civic positions because of scandals, and probably his role in political disturbances in the city. In 1429 he was found guilty of withholding evidence, and sentenced to go on a pilgrimage, and in 1432 was convicted of adultery and banished for a year. Margaret of Burgundy, wife of the Count of Holland and sister of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy intervened on his behalf, and this was reduced to a fine. The dated Werl Altarpiece (1438) shows he continued to work (the two outer wings are in the Prado; the main panel is lost).

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