MASTER of the Legend of Saint Ursula (I)
(active 1480-1500 in Bruges)
Triptych of the Annunciation1483
Oil on panel, 60 x 116 cm
Museum of Art, Indianapolis
The Annunciation scene is depicted on the central panel of this well-preserved triptych. The interior side of the wings are divided into two parts, each one depicting pairs of male saints: Jerome and Francis at top left, Bernardino of Siena and Anthony Abbot at bottom left, John the Baptist and Benedict at top right, and Michael and Christopher at bottom right. When the wwings are closed their exterior sides are visible which are painted in grisaille to imitate stone sculptures of Sts Paul and Bernard.