Rogier van der Weyden 1399/1400 – 1464

Braque triptych, closed

oil on panel (41 × 73 cm) — c. 1450 Museum Musée du Louvre, Paris

Rogier van der Weyden biography

This work is linked to Sirach 41:1

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The bleak exterior of the triptych could very well be a reference to the unexpected death of Jean Braque. The text on the right is from Jesus Sirach 41: "O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions, unto the man that hath nothing to vex him, and that hath prosperity in all things: yea, unto him that is yet able to receive meat!"

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