BOUTS, Dieric the Elder
(b. ca. 1415, Haarlem, d. 1475, Leuven)

Coronation of the Virgin

c. 1450
Panel, 83 x 86 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

This panel was probably the central panel of an altarpiece the other parts of which are lost.

In contrast with the earlier representations of the coronation, in which the Virgin being crowned by Christ alone, here the crown is held by God the Father and God the Son, with the dove of the Holy Ghost hovering above.