MASTER of St. Gilles
(active around 1500 in France)


Flemish (or Flemish-trained) painter named after two panels representing scenes from the life of St Gilles (National Gallery, London). Two other panels, now in Washington (National Gallery of Art), have been connected with them, but they seem to come from another altarpiece by the same hand. Other paintings in the same style in Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Chantilly (Musée Condé) and Paris (Louvre) have been grouped round them. Their attention to detail and their meticulous finish have caused some to consider that the artist was trained in the Netherlands, but the inclusion of views of Paris in some of his works indicates that he worked there, whatever his origin. His work is of high quality and he must have been one of the best painters of the day in northern France.

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