Robert Campin ca. 1380 – 1444

Merode altarpiece - donors

oil on panel (65 × 27 cm) — 1425-1430 Museum Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Robert Campin biography

Left panel of the Mérode altarpiece. It shows the patron of the altarpiece, kneeling as he witnesses the annunciation in the central panel.

The patron was Peter Engelbrechts (or Ingelbrechts), from Mechelen (Malines). His wife was probably added later, after their marriage. The same goes for the man at the gate.

Technical research has shown that the brushstrokes are very similar to those of Rogier van der Weyden, Campin's famous student. Perhaps he made this panel.

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