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The Seilern Triptych - The Entombment
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The Seilern Triptych - The Entombment

Circa 1425

Attributed to Robert Campin (ca. 1375/1379-1444)

Unidentified paint surface, goldleaf on panel

Height: 65.2 cm (centre) (integral frame and double-arched top); Height: 64.9 cm (each wing); Width: 53.6 cm (centre); Width: 26.8 cm (each wing);

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Seilern, Antoine (Count); bequest; 1978

About this work
This important early Netherlandish picture shows the narrative of Christ’s passion within a landscape setting. In the central panel, Christ’s followers place his body in a tomb, while angels carry the instruments associated with his suffering on the cross. At the left, the donor kneels before the three crosses of Calvary. The right wing shows Christ’s triumphant resurrection. Redcurrants, vines and the gourd, referring to the Eucharist and Christ’s resurrection, decorate the gold background. (Permanent collection label)

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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