BOUTS, Dieric the Younger
(b. ca. 1448, Leuven, d. 1491, Leuven)
The Pearl of Brabantc. 1470
Oil on wood, 61 x 113 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
The Triptych of the Adoration of the Magi, is a small-scale work traditionally known as The Pearl of Brabant on account of its extraordinary beauty. It had for centuries been attributed to Dieric Bouts the Younger. Now, however, it is generally agreed to be the work of the father. The central panel represents the Adoration of Christ, the left wing St John the Baptist while the right wing St Christopher.