HEEMSKERCK, Maerten van
(b. 1498, Heemskerck, d. 1574, Haarlem)
Triptych of the Entombment (closed)1559-60
Oil on oak, 219 x 66 cm (each wing)
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
Maerten van Heemskerck probably produced this imposing triptych for a church in Delft. It is a mature work, and one of the artist's most accomplished paintings.
The reverse sides of the wings are decorated with the majestic figures of the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah.