Monday, August 10, 2015

A diptych from the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent on loan to museum in Vienna

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Master of 1499 (active around 1500), Diptych with Margaret of Austria Worshipping the Virgin and Child, Netherlandish, c. 1501-1504. Oil on panel. Inv. no. 1973-A © Ghent (Belgium), Museum voor Schone Kunsten.
AUSTRIA---As part of the successful collaboration between the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Government of Flanders to showcase a loan from a Flemish collection for a year in the newly-installed Kunstkammer the museum welcomes the third annual loan from a Flemish museum – a diptych from the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent. The right wing of the “Diptych with Margaret of Austria Worshipping the Virgin and Child” shows the archduchess kneeling at a prayer stool in her private bedchamber; she has turned to face the Virgin Mary depicted on the left wing. [link]