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Virgin and Child with Saints [Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel) Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel)]
Virgin and Child with Saints
Triptych of the Madonna and Child with saints and angel musicians within a hortus conclusus (central panel) Emperor Charlemagne, St Helena and donor (left-hand shutter panel) St Peter and St Margaret (right-hand shutter panel) c.1510-20
oil on three oak panels
twelve oak planks, assembled with the grain running vertically wings three planks with two vertical joints; central six planks
maximum 108.0 (h) x 79.0 (w) x 0.9 (d) cm
minimum 102.1 (h) x 79.0 (w) x 0.9 (d) cm
framed (maximum) 126.5 (h) x 87.7 (w) x 6.0 (d) cm
framed (minimum) 114.5 (h) x 87.7 (w) x 6.0 (d) cm
framed (overall) 126.5 (h) x 354.0 (w) x 6.0 (d) cm
not signed, not dated
Purchased with the assistance of James O Fairfax AO and the Nerissa Johnson Bequest 2001.
NGA 2001.19.A-C
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Literature

Catalogue of the Lyversberg Collection, Cologne 1837, nos.18, 19 and 20;

F. Kugler, Rheinreise, 1841, vol.2, p.312 (described as a fine example of the Cologne School from the early sixteenth century);

A. Springer, Köln Handbuch 1855, p.351;

E. Firmenich-Richartz, Bartholomaeus Bruyn und seine Schule, 1891, p.83;

H. Reiners, Die Kölner Malerschule, Bonn 1925, pp.254-255, fig.284, note 282, as Cologne master, first half sixteenth century;

P. Clemen, Kunstdenkmahler der Stadt Köln, 1937, pp,107, 111;

Hjorst-Johs Tümmers, Die Altarbilder des alteren Bartholomaus Bruyn, 1964, pp.127-128;

Mark L. Evans and Brian Kennedy, Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints, Cologne School c.1510-20, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia 2001

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