Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych

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The diptych--comprising two hinged panels that can be opened and closed like a book--was prevalent in Netherlandish art and depicted subjects ranging from secular portraiture to religious personages and stories. This lavishly illustrated book, the first ever to examine this painting format, examines approximately forty Netherlandish diptychs from the 15th and 16th centuries. Featuring magnificent works by Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, and Hugo van der Goes, among others, the book covers a wide variety ...

Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych 2006, Yale University Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780300121551

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