Rogier van der Weyden 1399/1400 – 1464

The Seven Sacraments - detail

oil on panel — 1440-1445 Museum Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

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Detail of Rogier van der Weyden's Seven Sacraments. John the Evangelist supports the fainting Mary. Two other women mourn at the foot of the cross.

Note the tears in John's and Mary's faces.

Van der Weyden tried to use the panel frames as portals in the composition. The woman to the left is in two panels.

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