Braque Family Triptych, c. 1450
by Rogier van der WEYDEN

The relatively small Braque triptych was intended for private use and was still in the possession of the patron who commissioned it in 1497, when she left it to her grandson in her will. Its exterior shows the coats of arms of Jean Braque and his wife Catherine de Brabant, who had married around 1450. Jean Braque died in June 1452, and since the exterior of the triptych refers to death and mortality, it could have been commissioned shortly after that date by his widow.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Braque Family Triptych
c. 1450
Oil on oak panel, 41 x 68 cm (central panel), 41 x 34 cm (wings each)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1859*540
True Color
191 Kb



Braque Family Triptych (closed)
c. 1450
Oil on oak panel, 41 x 68 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1053*707
True Color
100 Kb



Braque Family Triptych (left wing)
c. 1450
Wood, 41 x 34 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

776*970
True Color
179 Kb



Braque Family Triptych (detail)
c. 1450
Oil on oak panel
Musée du Louvre, Paris

950*949
True Color
176 Kb



Braque Family Triptych (central panel)
c. 1450
Wood, 41 x 68 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1179*635
True Color
142 Kb



Braque Family Triptych (right wing)
c. 1450
Oil on oak panel, 41 x 34 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

905*1165
True Color
190 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