Annunciation Triptych, c. 1440
by Rogier van der WEYDEN

Chiaroscuro in the manner of Jan van Eyck is a prominent feature of the Annunciation that was originally the central panel of a triptych. Although the two wings of the altarpiece are not by the painter of the central panel, they try to achieve the atmospheric effects of light and shade seen in van Eyck's paintings.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Annunciation Triptych
c. 1440
Oil on oak panel, 86 x 92 cm (central panel), 87 x 36,5 cm (each wing)
Musée du Louvre, Paris (central), Galleria Sabauda, Turin (wings)

1309*670
True Color
153 Kb



The Annunciation
c. 1440
Oil on oak panel, 86 x 93 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

895*845
True Color
132 Kb



The Annunciation (detail)
c. 1440
Oil on oak panel
Musée du Louvre, Paris

801*1062
True Color
188 Kb



The Annunciation (detail)
c. 1440
Oil on oak panel
Musée du Louvre, Paris

727*575
True Color
72 Kb



The Annunciation (detail)
c. 1440
Oil on oak panel
Musée du Louvre, Paris

729*578
True Color
88 Kb



The Annunciation (detail)
c. 1440
Oil on oak panel
Musée du Louvre, Paris

729*576
True Color
64 Kb



Annunciation
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Panel, 20 x 12 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

579*948
True Color
125 Kb




Summary of works by Rogier van der Weyden
Altarpieces
Deposition | St Luke Madonna | Annunciation | Miraflores
7 Sacraments | Crucifixion | Bladelin (Middelburg) | Beaune
Braque | St Columba | St John | Various altarpieces
Portraits
Portrait diptychs | Individual portraits
Single panels
Pietàs | Various | Fragments, copies of last works
Graphics