Thursday, December 7, 2017

2018 exhibition at The Frick Collection reunites two commissions of early Netherlandish painting

Jan van Eyck and Workshop, The Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth and Jan Vos, ca. 1441–43. oil on panel , 8 5/8 × 24 1/8 inches, The Frick Collection, New Yo
NEW YORK---For the first time in twenty-four years, The Frick Collection will reunite two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting commissioned by the Carthusian monk Jan Vos for the exhibition, The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos  (September 18, 2018, through January 13, 2019). These works, including Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, were commissioned from Jan van Eyck and completed by his workshop, and The Virgin and Child with St. Barbara and Jan Vos (known as the Exeter Madonna, after its first recorded owner), painted by Petrus Christus and now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, will be shown with a selection of objects that place them in the rich monastic context for which they were created. [More]