Friday, July 14, 2017

Large round Pietà by Johan Maelwael leaving Paris for the first time in 55 years

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La Grande Pietà ronde, attributed to Johan Maelwael (Jean Malouel). (Nijmegen, c. 1370 - Dijon, 1415), c. 1400 (detail). © 2009 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing.
AMSTERDAM---From 6 October 2017 until 7 January 2018 the Rijksmuseum honors the first Northern Netherlandish painter: Johan Maelwael. This uncle of the legendary Limbourg Brothers was active as a versatile, pioneering and productive artist at the courts of the Dukes of Guelders and Burgundy around 1400. The show is organized with the exceptional support of the Musée du Louvre that lends Maelwael’s most famous painting La Grande Pietà ronde that has never left Paris since 1962. The panel will make its first appearance in the Netherlands. [More]
La Grande Pietà ronde, attributed to Johan Maelwael (Jean Malouel). (Nijmegen, c. 1370 - Dijon, 1415), c. 1400. © 2009 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing.