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Hugo van der Goes was considered to be the most important Ghent painter in the period after Jan van Eyck, and was registered in the Guild there in 1467. This work is believed to be a sixteenth-century copy after a lost painting by Van der Goes. A fragment at Christ Church, Oxford, is possibly from the original, although numerous versions are in existence across Europe. In this version, the details of the brocade fabric, jewellery and the sword hilt seem particularly skilful.
oil on panel
101 x 123 cm
purchased from Charles Silvertop, 1957
The Quadrangle, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7RU EnglandView venue
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