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October 8, 2017

Johan Maelwael

by N@ncy

  • Author: P. Roelofs
  • Titel: Johan Maelwael  (1370 – 1415)
  • Published: October 2017
  • Trivia:  P. Roelofs is conservator 17th C Dutch Art at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam



  1. I visited this exposition on the opening day 06 October 2017
  2. Catalogue of fifty breathtaking medieval treasures –
  3. paintings, illuminated manuscripts, precious metalwork and sculpture –
  4. united in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (06 Oct 2017 – 07 Jan 2018)
  5. to tell the story of Dutch artist Johan Maelwael.


Exceptional loan:

  1. The absolute center piece of the exhibition is “La Grande Pietà Ronde”
  2. from the collection of the Musée du Louvre.
  3. This Lamentation of Christ, painted for Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy (1363-1404),
  4. combines the subject of the Suffering Christ with that of the Holy Trinity.
  5. The round panel, preserved in a pristine condition,
  6. is one of the rare works attributed to Johan Maelwael to have survived.
  7. Purchased by the Louvre in 1864
  8. ….it has never left Paris since 1962.


“La Grande Pietà Ronde”


Close up:




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