(b. 1400/10, Bruges, d. 1460, Valencia)

Scenes from the Life of Christ

Oil on panel, 78 x 67 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The style of the Flemish painters, who brought with them the new technique of transparent oil painting, was adopted by the court of Castile in the second third of the fifteenth century. Among the pioneers of this style was Louis Alincbrot who painted the complex triptych depicting scenes from the life of Christ.

The picture shows the central panel of the triptych which depicts Jesus Debating with the Doctors of the Church, The Road to Calvary, and in the background, The Crucifixion. The left panel depicts The Circumcision, while the on the right has a Pietà, with the sarcophagus for Christ's burial in the background.